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I have HDTV Ready TV, and can I just install an anntenna to watch OTA HDTV local programs or Do I need HDTV converters?


My friend is telling me that I need to have HDTV "intergrated" TV + anntenna to watch the HDTV Program, but with HDTV REady I need an anntenna plus HDTV converter. Is he right?


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Yup! In order to receive/decode digital OTA (ATSC), you need an HD Reciever since your TV is "HD-Ready".


You can still probably hook up an antenna and get OTA in Standard Def (NTSC).
 

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If your TV was HD-Enabled you'd be able to hook an antenna up and get Over-The-Air HD. Since it's only HD-Ready (like the HDTVs most of us have) you need a Set-Top-Box.
 

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Definition of terms:


'HDTV' - Display and OTA DTV tuner all in one package. You will pay a premium for this product.


'HDTV Ready' - Display is compatible with, and ready to be connected to a HDTV source via analog high band component video or RGBHV. Examples of sources are: DTV tuner, DTV tuner/HDTV sat receiver, JVC D-VHS, HTPC.


The latest 'HDTV Ready' displays can also have digital connectivity via Firewire and/or DVI.
 
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