HD OTA reception

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  1. Brad Newton

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    When this becomes a reality in my area......will I have to replace my current OTA antenna? Will my older tv's be able to receive this higher quality information?
     
  2. Mike I

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    Since most digital channals are uhf, as long as your current ota antanna is for uhf also you should be ok...With your current analong TVs you will need a set top box to convert the digital signal to analog for your old analog TV's
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    How far can I be and still receive a signal? I'm about 60 miles from Los Angeles and am very tempted to get the Samsung OTA STB. My only concern is if I'll be getting a signal. Is anyone here getting OTA HDTV more than a few miles from LA?

    Pieter
     
  4. Phil A

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    I have the Samsung unit but not familiar with your area. As long as there are no mountains or other obstructions in the way, a good outdoor antenna with a preampflier (amplifies the signal vs. a distribution amp) it should not be a problem. You probably want to talk to someone who installs (and knows what they are doing) in your area. Channel Master carries a wide variety of products and also has distributors all over, www.channelmaster.com.
     
  5. Grant B

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    titantv.com

    has a 'calculator' that will give you a recommended antenna size depending upon your distance

    that should give you an idea
     

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