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Help me find a HDTV tuner

Old 01-24-05, 02:42 AM
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Help me find a HDTV tuner

I don't have (or desire to get) cable or satalite, so I need to find a OTA HDTV reciever.

I've looked around and most are Direct TV units which I won't be able to use.

So, can anyone point me towards a good deal on one of these things?

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Old 01-24-05, 02:56 AM
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seems like it's getting favorable reviews. I'm thinking about checking out one myself, but i'm pretty happy with my cable service so far.
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Old 01-24-05, 03:22 PM
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I am conflicted about getting an HDTV tuner. I have a HD ready RPTV, and I am using TiVo to watch televison. If I added the tuner (for OTA) then basically I would see something I like on TV (Desperate Houswives for example) and then switch to the HD input to watch the program.

Would there be a way to connect my system more optimally so I could be watching TiVo but have the HD on the same input, and just change to the HD channel (12.1 I believe is a proper example)? I am aware I could not record the HD, nor would I want to. I am just debating wether to spend the money for HD, and neglect the TiVo I spent money on, or end up doing the revers.

Inputs and suggestions would be appreciated.

EDIT: Also, would it be better to spend more money and get a tuner with DVI, since my TV has that input, or is it comparable to component?

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