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HDTV connection help cable and OTA
« on: October 06, 2008, 02:22:36 PM »
I just got a new HDTV.  I have my cable hooked up to one of the HDMI ports.  I also have an antenna on my house, and would like to see what is available OTA.  What would happen if I plugged my antenna into the coxial port on the TV.

Can the cable and OTA play nice together.

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Re: HDTV connection help cable and OTA
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2008, 03:31:35 PM »
I just got a new HDTV.  I have my cable hooked up to one of the HDMI ports.  I also have an antenna on my house, and would like to see what is available OTA.  What would happen if I plugged my antenna into the coxial port on the TV.

Can the cable and OTA play nice together.

Thanks

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Re: HDTV connection help cable and OTA
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2008, 03:33:12 PM »
and if the tv has a digital tuner.  alot of HD sets do not as those with cable and satellite use the set top box as the digital tuner

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Re: HDTV connection help cable and OTA
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2008, 03:55:22 PM »
and if the tv has a digital tuner.  alot of HD sets do not as those with cable and satellite use the set top box as the digital tuner

It does have the digital tuner......I have a bunch of inputs, but not certain the the coxial is one of them.  I have the HDMI, component, and PC.  That is why I'm not sure about the coxial.  Now if I used a coxial to HDMI, (if they are made), then I wouldn't think it's an issue.

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Re: HDTV connection help cable and OTA
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2008, 04:11:17 PM »

Can the cable and OTA play nice together.

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We just lost our local FOX affiliate (squabble over money), so I have rabbit ears hooked into the antenna out of my plasma to get that station.  In my area, I get about 16 OTA high-def digital channels, including the one I lost on cable.  All you do is switch the input on the TV from HDMI cable to antenna to go back and forth. 
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Re: HDTV connection help cable and OTA
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2008, 04:25:47 PM »
at least in my experience, the OTA signals are a much better picture than the satellite or cable picture....

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Re: HDTV connection help cable and OTA
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2008, 06:51:17 PM »
at least in my experience, the OTA signals are a much better picture than the satellite or cable picture....

Mine as well.
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Re: HDTV connection help cable and OTA
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2008, 08:57:54 PM »
Cable and satellite compress the signal many many times more than OTA.

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Re: HDTV connection help cable and OTA
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2008, 08:27:04 AM »
at least in my experience, the OTA signals are a much better picture than the satellite or cable picture....

the suggestions worked great...thanks

I did notice the same thing OTA looks much better than cable....
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Re: HDTV connection help cable and OTA
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2009, 03:24:58 PM »
at least in my experience, the OTA signals are a much better picture than the satellite or cable picture....

the suggestions worked great...thanks

I did notice the same thing OTA looks much better than cable....

always will too, because the big companies have to compress before they broadcast.

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Re: HDTV connection help cable and OTA
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2009, 03:30:37 PM »
720P is 720P...it either is or isn't....DirecTv broadcasts in 1080i

Cable and satellite compress the signal many many times more than OTA.
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Re: HDTV connection help cable and OTA
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2009, 04:35:35 PM »
720P is 720P...it either is or isn't....DirecTv broadcasts in 1080i

Cable and satellite compress the signal many many times more than OTA.

not true...I can see the difference between the local OTA HD feed and the same feed through DirecTV

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Re: HDTV connection help cable and OTA
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2009, 04:56:34 PM »
So which is the higher resolution?

720P is 720P...it either is or isn't....DirecTv broadcasts in 1080i

Cable and satellite compress the signal many many times more than OTA.

not true...I can see the difference between the local OTA HD feed and the same feed through DirecTV
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Re: HDTV connection help cable and OTA
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2009, 04:59:24 PM »
A quick search on Google show that people tend to agree with you on that....

720P is 720P...it either is or isn't....DirecTv broadcasts in 1080i

Cable and satellite compress the signal many many times more than OTA.

not true...I can see the difference between the local OTA HD feed and the same feed through DirecTV
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Re: HDTV connection help cable and OTA
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2009, 07:48:44 PM »
So which is the higher resolution?

720P is 720P...it either is or isn't....DirecTv broadcasts in 1080i

Cable and satellite compress the signal many many times more than OTA.

not true...I can see the difference between the local OTA HD feed and the same feed through DirecTV

I was speaking about a 1080i signal on a local channel via DTV and the same 1080i channel through OTA...the OTA signal was better, though they both were in 1080i resolution

 

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