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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 1:15 pm 
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I am wanting to buy an Over-The-Air HDTV tuner, anyone own one? Please share your thoughts.


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buzz, Id just make sure you live within 8-10 miles of the TV station....and that you can take it back if it doesn work. I live 13 miles from a tv station and get nothing but 70% fuzz when I use an indoor standard definition anteanna....to get a good pic Id have to get a huge a$$ anteanna and put it 30 feet above my roof....Ive heard that HD anteannas are very directional...(luckily Im on directTV)


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I'm lucky all my stations are very close to my house 5 to 10 miles, plus I'll be using an outdoor antenna. UHF antennas should be used for channels 14+, channels 2 - 13 should use a VHF antenna. I'll be using an UHF/VHF combo antenna.

Use this link http://www.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/audio/tvq.html to find out the effective radiated power of TV stations analog and digital. Just put in your stations call letters. It also will give you a contour map of the stations power.


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Thanks for the link!...


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AH can anyone explain me what this conversation was about? So If I buy a over the air HD then it won't work for me? So there's a version that's not over the air? It will clear up the crappy SD Feed I got? Becoming a little frustrating the image issues I have on my SD cable hooked up to a digital box runnning into computer and using a horrible dscaler, which doesn't clear anything and doesn't help. I sometimes get the caps decent for SD,but sometimes I don't. My ABC feed is Junk.


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I guess I never saw the thread till now :lol:

I'm using the version 3 series of this tuner card,
http://www.fusionhdtv.co.kr/eng/Products/RTGold.aspx

The card can record from ATSC (Over The Air Digital) QAM (Digital Cable TV) and Analog OTA and Cable TV.

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Brettfan wrote:
AH can anyone explain me what this conversation was about? So If I buy a over the air HD then it won't work for me? So there's a version that's not over the air? It will clear up the crappy SD Feed I got? Becoming a little frustrating the image issues I have on my SD cable hooked up to a digital box runnning into computer and using a horrible dscaler, which doesn't clear anything and doesn't help. I sometimes get the caps decent for SD,but sometimes I don't. My ABC feed is Junk.

Yeah, i'm with comcast. Their HDTV content is crystal clear, now their "Digital" SD content is a different story. They use way too much compression, although some channels are better than others. The worst channels are kind of like looking through a shower glass door.

I'm waiting for verizon FIOS cable, they have more bandwidth and less compression. A couple people have told me that their quality is way better than comcast. :Thumb


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FIOS compression on the SD cable channels is much less then when I had cable.

They also pass the SD and HD Broadcast QAM channels unlocked so you can record them directly with a Digital Tuner Card.

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Thanks all for the help.


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I have a standard cable line coming into my house and the only way I can get my local free HDTV signals on my computer is to ad a "Cable TV AMP"
This is what I use.

go to www.cabletvamps.com


click on products


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IceMan wrote:
FIOS compression on the SD cable channels is much less then when I had cable.

They also pass the SD and HD Broadcast QAM channels unlocked so you can record them directly with a Digital Tuner Card.

I'm still waiting for fios, Thanks ice. Now i know i'm getting FIOS when they get to my neighborhood. :Kool :Kool


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