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I am considering getting a Sony HD-100 STB.


In the Dallas area (where I am located), my understanding is that most of the digital OTA channels are broadcast on UHF, but that at least one (ABC, I think) is broadcast on a VHF channel. (Please let me know if this understanding is incorrect.)


If I use two separate antennas (one optimized for VHF and one for UHF) to make sure that I get the best possible reception for all the channels, will the HD-100 be able to handle both antennas?


To other Dallas residents, what has your experience been with this UHF/VHF issue? Has anyone else needed to use two antennas or has one been sufficient?
 

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The Sony can handle 1 digital 8VSB input (antenna or cable HD), 1 NTSC antenna input (cable or antenna) and 1 satellite (HD). You can't get 2 8VSB digital signals in at the same time. You need an A/B switch for that.
 

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Get the RCA. It has two antenna inputs. I've had both and the RCA is equal to if not better than the Sony on all accounts. Save yourself $300 and get the RCA. I'm keeping the RCA for a couple of generations.
 

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Feel free to stop our local Dallas-area Home Theater forum (link below). There are lots of discussions about which antennas work well in our area


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Gary Blatt

Dallas Home Theater Group
http://dhtg.org/forum
 

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Another possibility is a "Join-tenna" from Channel Master. It will allow you to isolate certain channels and join two 8VSB antenna signals into one. I've ordered one for an 8VSB signal that I am getting over my cable lines to combine with my OTA antenna. I haven't received it yet, but I'll post my results when I do. Check out the Channel Master website if you are interested and look for the Join-Tenna.


-Brett
 

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Originally posted by lhl12:


If I use two separate antennas (one optimized for VHF and one for UHF) to make sure that I get the best possible reception for all the channels, will the HD-100 be able to handle both antennas?
Another way around this problem is to use a UHF/VHF combiner. I use the Radio Shack 15-1236 ($19.99).


[This message has been edited by D B (edited 03-20-2001).]
 

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I actually have two antennas and an a/b switch... does anyone make an a/b switch that operates via remote? That way, I could spend my entire life on my couch without getting up.

 

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Radio shack sells a remote A/B switch. I have had one for years and it works great. I paid $40.00 but I just saw it on sale for $20.00.
 
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