Seperate HD tuner needed with Hughes E86?

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  1. Scott Wott

    Scott Wott Auditioning

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    A sales person at Best Buy said I would need an additional HD tuner with the Hughes model E86 to get HD over the air reception even with a HD ready TV. I have a Hitachi 57SWX20B.
    I thought the Hughes E86 would allow both Satellite and over the air HDTV reception.
    I am only interested in Local channel HDTV at this time, but would like the option to get Direct TV or Dish Network at a later date.
    Any thoughts or recommendations?

    Thanks,
    Scott W
     
  2. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Not to worry Scott. This salesman is probably confusing the fact that the Hughes is sold as a DirectTV receiver, while BB sells a Samsung as an OTA receiver.

    The Hughes has a 75ohm coax input for an external antenna and will decode both digital and analog signals received from the antenna.

    I have one and it works fine.
     
  3. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    One more thing Scott, the Hughes won’t work with Dish.
     
  4. Scott Wott

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    Thanks Lew.I'll return in the morning for the E86 without the help of the salesman.
    He was a nice Kid, but needed a little training in HDTV.
     

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