ready for hdtv

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  1. AlClarkJr

    AlClarkJr Stunt Coordinator

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    Hello all, here in Tallahassee we're getting ready to get hdtv over the air broadcast. What is a good reasonibly price hdtv receiver,(not a dss system)just regular ota also does anybody use an indoor antennae? thanks for the help.
     
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    The prices for OTA only and some of the DirecTV/OTA receivers are very close. I picked up an open box Hughes E86 for $419+tax about a month ago.

    I use a $5 Radio Shack double bow tie antenna sitting on top of my TV. It's angled in the general direction of the towers which are about 20 miles away. When I get some free time, it's going in the attic to keep the wife happy.

    -Robert
     
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    Robert, does the bow tie antenae really pick up hdtv that well?
     
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    The Radio Shack double bow tie antenna works very well for me. I pick up channels from Sacramento which is over 50 miles away from me and they look great. I think that it's the best indoor antenna you'll find and it's very cheap. I had to order mine online because none of my local RS stores carried it.
     
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    The bowtie doesn't work for me, because it's too directional. But I live less than three miles from the main broadcast tower. The bowtie is known to work very well for people from fairly far away (10-40 miles.) If you're as close as I am, I would look elsewehre. If you're further away, you will likely need something larger or outdoor.
    I assume in FL you're not going to have to worry much about hills or mountains being in the way. [​IMG]
     

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