Can I feed an antenna to my HD cable box ?

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  1. anthony_b

    anthony_b Screenwriter

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    Can I feed an anntena to my HD cable box ..I have an SA4200HD and was wondering if it could be done. (I'm only getting two HD local channels thru cable).
     
  2. Don_Berg

    Don_Berg Supporting Actor

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    No. Cable HD boxes only support cable format (QAM) - they do not support OTA HD format (8VSB) at all. Likewise the OTA HD STBs do not support cable's QAM format. You would need to buy a separate OTA HD STB plus antenna to receive local OTA HD channels. Complain to your cable system to add all the local HD channels!
     
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    Don, will do !!
     

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