HDTV reception for a newbie...

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  1. todd s

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    I was wondering if anyone could explain how I can get HD reception in laymans terms. Here is the list of equipment I have:
    -Toshiba 65hdx82 hi-def compatable
    -Dish Network (I do have the 2nd dish req.to get
    high def signals)
    -I am about 45 miles south of NYC.

    I know I would need to get the the Dish Network hd receiver. But, I am hearing about that to get local stations hd. I would need to get a regular antenna. Can someone please explain what I need and how to set it up??

    Thanks!!!
     
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    In addition to Dish networks HD receiver, the dish 6000, you will need to get the optional 8vsb over the air module the plugs in the the back of the 6000..It is about an addtional 99 dollars..You would need an over the air antenna attached to the module..Once programmed all your digital over the air channels will be incoporated into the channel guide....The 8vsb module will also be able to carry the analog channels as well as the digital channel..
     
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    You would also need the optional 8PSK module for Discovery HD and any future Dish HD channels. Dish Depot has the 6000 with both modules for a little over $600.

    Don't fall for the marketing of new HDTV antennas. Get a good UHF model from Radio Shack or Channel Master. Terk models are a lot like Bose. Good marketing and high prices but just average performance.

    You may have to upgrade your dishes/switches depending on what equipment you have now.

    -Robert
     
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    How are the antenna's? My old uhf antenna's barely got the main local stations. Where do you put them...on the set or the roof?

    Thanks again for all the help.
     
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    I'm using a Radio Shack Double Bow Tie sitting on top of my TV. It's about the size of the rack in my toaster oven and looks a lot like it too. I'm about 20 miles from the towers in Memphis and get decent signals with an occasional drop-out. To stop the drop-outs, I'm upgrading to a Channel Master 4 or 8 bow-tie mounted in the attic. Bigger antenna plus the attic mount to get above the small hill in the back yard should give me perfect reception.

    -Robert
     
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    Robert,
     
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    Also check out:
    Stark Electronics
    How far away from the Transmitting Towers are you? That can make a difference on what antenna to be looking at.
    Here's a site with some useful info: Click
     

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