Best way to get OTA HD (only)

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  1. AndrewH

    AndrewH Auditioning

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    I have a mits 55807 HD ready RPTV and would like to get OTA HD. I live in NH about 60 miles from Boston, which is broadcasting HD.
    What is the best/most cost effective option for me?
    Which decoder & antenna?
    If I purchase a decoder and antenna, do I still keep my cable TV service (sorry if this is a stupid question)
     
  2. Scott O'Keeffe

    Scott O'Keeffe Stunt Coordinator

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    Cheapest and easiest, IMHO, is a dtc-100 and a radio shack UHF outdoor antenna since you live 60 mi. away. You don't need to subscribe to DirecTV to get OTA, and you can plug your cable right into the back of the dtc-100 as one of the antenna inputs. The dtc-100 can be had for $450-500 on the net, and figure another $50-100 for a nice antenna and you're off. I'm not too sure if your mits has a 15 pin RGB connector or component only, if its component, you'll need a transcoder, as the dtc-100 only has an RGB HD out. The transcoder will run you another approx. $120.
    Good luck...you won't believe your eyes. [​IMG]
    Scott
     

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