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Can a non activated voom receiver still get off air channels? I have found some cheap boxes for sale. Can the box can be used as the off air hdtv receiver, even though not subscribed, OR does voom disable the box?


If this isn't possible what are some good used receivers with component video?

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You can pick up a new ATSC tuner with component out for $199, what's your budget? Check for open box items at your local electronics stores also.
 

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Your better off looking for a used or open box stand alone OTA receiver.
 

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Thanks, do you have any model numbers of receivers I should look for? I've looked at the RCA DTC-100 but it only has s video out. Does s video work ok with hd?
 

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No, you need component, VGA, DVI or HDMI out to carry HD. The DTC-100 is an old Directv receiver and uses a VGA out for HD. You'd need to add a transcoder that cost more then the receiver to convert it to component out...
 
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