HD Receivers For Cable Subscribers?

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  1. John Doh

    John Doh Stunt Coordinator

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    Does the SAT-HD200 allow HD reception without satelitte (DirectTV)? I use CableOne cable company and need a HD receiver that will accept this as the source. Thanks!
     
  2. John Doh

    John Doh Stunt Coordinator

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    Bump, anyone?
     
  3. BrianEK

    BrianEK Stunt Coordinator

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    The sony sat200 hd reciever would not do you any good. It will only work with satellite and antenna signals. But even so, since it is a direcTV reciever you have to activate it with directv service, and if you don't they charge your credit card $150. so instead of paying that steep $800 price tag, add $150 to that, it wouldn't be worth it anyways($950!!!). If you are really looking to do HD right now buy an antenna tuner to work with an indoor/outdoor antenna and you can probably recieve your local channels in HD. Those boxes cost around $399, but Right now there is a good deal on a Samsung HD box at Circuit City(at least it was last week) that runs $299 after rebate. The only cable company I know that carries HD right now is Comcast. Cable has been holding up the whole industry, which is a shame. Basically you will just have to wait until your cable company picks up HD, but it could be a while. Have you checked into Satellite at all? Much better quality/service and best way to get HD(they are the first to get any new HD channels). it even costs less than digital cable(unless you have like 5 tv's you wanna hook up). Hope this helps you out
     
  4. Chris Tedesco

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    I have Comcast HD Digital cable. They gave me an HD cable box and now I get some HD channels for $2.50 a month. CableOne doesnt have HD yet so call up and ask when they plan on getting it. I can tell you it is great on Comcast, but if CableOne isnt planning on offering it you should get DirectTV.
     

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