Need Advise for HDTV receiver and Antenna.

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Amit Patel, Mar 14, 2002.

  1. Amit Patel

    Amit Patel Agent

    Jul 27, 2000
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    I have a Sony 61HS10 TV, I would like to by HD receiver TV set top box so that I can view OTA HDTV programs. I am not intent to buy a dish right now may be in future because I have a cable. However I do need to buy an Antenna so that I can catch HDTV frequency and watch HD programs. What steps should I follow? How can I get Best available HD receiver and good Antenna? I may get Dish net work Dish in future. Please advise me what is feasible for me.


  2. Nick Sirkin

    Nick Sirkin Auditioning

    Dec 13, 2000
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    Where are you located as that is important in seeing what OTA HD signals are available? Usually these are UHF signals and a UHF antenna is needed. I use a $40 Channelmaster but people have had good luck with a Radio Shack double bowtie.

    I bought a Toshiba DST3000 STB and am very happy with it. It tunes DirecTV though, not Dish. As far as I know only a Dish6000 STB will tune Dish. I would advise DirecTV over Dish for many reasons but mainly that it carries HDnet and HD-HBO.

    Also, you should get familiar with the proposed digital standard that may be forthcoming and will effect the interface between the STB and the TV.

    Good luck!

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