HD antenna?

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  1. Jeremy Dueck

    Jeremy Dueck Auditioning

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    I just ordered a Dish 6000 with the adapter card that allows me to view local HD broadcasts. I was wondering what type of antenna I would need to pick up all the local Digital and Analog broadcasts or if I would need multiple antennas. Also, is it possible to use a diplexor with the antenna signal/dish signal? Thanks.
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  2. Paul W

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    Check out the Terk TV42. I includes a diplexer so you can use the same cable going to the dish.
    People have mixed results with this antenna for analog TV, but DTV reception is excellent for me (YMMV).
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    Great, thanks a million.
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  4. Stephen Tu

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    Hmm most people over at www.avsforum.com think the Terk stuff is overpriced and ineffective in a lot of conditions. Channelmaster has many more advocates. You don't need a special antenna for digital signals; what works well for analog will work well for digital in the same frequency range. Bigger is better, directional is better. Multiple antennas would only come into play if you are receiving signals from several directions and don't want to use a rotor.
    Go to www.antennaweb.org to find out which direction you can get signals from and how big of an antenna you need.
     

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