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Old 12-17-02, 02:59 PM
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Need help with HDTV...

Basically I got a HDTV-ready widescreen TV about a year ago (Toshiba 57HX81) and got to thinking what it would take to get HDTV. As prices for all HD-related stuff fall, it may eventaully be a time for me to get in. I know I need some sort of receiver, however I'm not exactly sure what. I currently have digital cable, and the only things I've seen are for DirectTV.

I'm trying to find out what exactly I would need and what are the estimated prices for such a receiver. Any help you experts can provide is appreciated! Thanks!
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Old 12-17-02, 03:23 PM
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http://ww1.onecall.com/CID_94.htm

http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S...=6&g=36300&s=0

You will also need an antenna for HDTV for OTA broadcasts.
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Old 12-17-02, 04:49 PM
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There are three ways to get HDTV:

Sat, Cable, and OTA (over the air)

First, I would call your cable company and ask about their HDTV plans.

Then look at DirecTV's HDTV offerings:

http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/imagine/HDTVQA.jsp

Finally, OTA often is the best option. But it depends on where you live.
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Old 12-17-02, 07:17 PM
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Originally posted by skar
There are three ways to get HDTV:

Sat, Cable, and OTA (over the air)

First, I would call your cable company and ask about their HDTV plans.

Then look at DirecTV's HDTV offerings:

http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/imagine/HDTVQA.jsp

Finally, OTA often is the best option. But it depends on where you live.
I know there is currently a few HD channels via cable, but not too many. Thanks for the heads start. Now I have to see what might be good for me. I live between Baltimore and DC by the way, so it's a fairly populated area.
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Old 12-18-02, 10:28 PM
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Visit www.avsforum.com and search in the HDTV forums for your area. There are quite a few folks pulling in OTA signals from both Baltimore and DC. I would estimate $400 to $600 to get you going but its well worth it. Good Luck!
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