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Old 09-21-09, 12:56 PM
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External HDTV Tuner for Projector

Hi everyone! long time lurker, first time poster

My current setup consists of an Epson 6100 1080p projector and a harmon kardon AV receiver. I am looking for an HDTV tuner to connect to my receiver either through HDMI or component so i can watch HD tv on the projector. I have done several searches and haven found anything. Looks like there are going the way of the dinosaur.

If anyone know where I can find one or would sell me one, it would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-21-09, 01:13 PM
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Re: External HDTV Tuner for Projector

The Samsung DTB-H260F is pretty much the only game in town. But I suspect Samsung is no longer building them.

I picked mine up as a demo model when the Circuit Cities went belly up last year. It works remarkably well.

There are a few used models on Amazon, but boy are they expensive. Try eBay, but be careful. They're commonly found being sold WITHOUT THE REMOTE. (Which the unit will not work without.)
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Old 09-21-09, 01:15 PM
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Re: External HDTV Tuner for Projector

No cable or sat TV?
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Old 09-21-09, 01:18 PM
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Re: External HDTV Tuner for Projector

yeah unfortunately since im living with my parents ( recently graduated from college) I do not have the luxury of cable/sat.

Would i need the remote? I do have a logitech harmony remote.
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Would i need the remote? I do have a logitech harmony remote.
Well, if you can get the right codes, you don't.
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Old 09-22-09, 09:07 AM
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Re: External HDTV Tuner for Projector

How about a PC TV tuner card?
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Old 09-22-09, 08:56 PM
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You might be able to find an old Voom box floating around. You would really need to read up on making sure it is unlocked, etc. I bought one of ebay and used that for OTA HD and it really worked well. I finally took the plunge and got HD Dish, but it is a nice unit.
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Old 09-27-09, 05:09 PM
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Re: External HDTV Tuner for Projector

Thanks for teh suggestion on the Voom box. I was able to get one for $5.50 off of ebay. The listing stated that it was active when VOOM discontinued service. Hopefully this will work.

Is there anything else that I should know before beginning.

Thanks for the suggestions. You all are the best!!
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Re: External HDTV Tuner for Projector

Bumpity bump.

I'm cutting the cord and looking for an OTA Tuner with HDMI output for the local channels. I've looked at a few on Amazon and they all seem to have pretty mixed reviews. I don't really need DVR functionality. Would like something with a decent interface.

Any recommendations from folks here?
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Old 11-21-18, 01:58 PM
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Re: External HDTV Tuner for Projector

I am using an HDHOMERUN, they have different versions but I bought a cheap refurbed two tuner model that connects to a physical antenna and to a wired network connection.

You can then receive/access the tuner with DLNA on a variety of smart devices, I am using an app on apple tv (forget the name, it was a free one). You can also use software like plex to record/timeshift. Most of the advanced guides/dvr software cost money.

There are other similiar devices including one from Sling TV called AirTV and one from Amazon call FireTV Recast that works with fire sticks.
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Good info, thanks!!
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