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If you purchase a HDTV set with a built in HDTV tuner how does this affect reception of satellite HDTV programming? Do you still have to buy a STB with HDTV tuner in order to receive the HDTV programs or can you use a standard STB and let the television's built in tuner receive the signal?
 

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To get both local OTA & DBS HDTV, you'll need both types of tuners. If your HDTV only has the DTV tuner for OTA, you'll still have to buy a DBS HDTV receiver.


The Dish 6000 will give you the most HDTV channels (4) and is the least expensive unit for your needs. The DTV OTA tuner is an option for the 6000.


DirecTV has 6 different brands of DBS HDTV receivers for their 2 HDTV channels, all of them include the DTV OTA tuner.


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merlin,

The answer to your question is a definite MAYBE. Some of the HDTV's with a built in HDTV tuner also have built-in DirecTV capabilities. So if you buy one of these sets, and are interested in DirecTV, then the answer NO, you don't need to buy an external STB.


Otherwise, you will need to buy an STB.
 
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