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Old 01-11-2005, 03:19 PM   #1  
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I am looking for an OTA receiver. I see the 'Direct TV' boxes made by RCA and Hughes for $40 (open box) to $99, have an 'antenna' input. Would this work as a digital receiver for me (I don't want the directv part). This would be cheaper than the Walmart $200 receiver (which I just bought to try out, and works pretty well for a novice like me). Will the receiver decode HD and send out a composite signal my TV will undertand (as SD).

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I don't think the D* receivers require a subscription for the local channels to work so it should work just fine. They do have a composite video output.
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My Sony SATHD200 works without a subscription for OTA. I may be missing something here though, why do you want an HD receiver for SD?

Oh and one more thing. Those 49 to 99 dollar boxes would not have digital tuners in them would they??????? I have never seen any that cheap. Those would be analog tuners?

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thanks, thats a good point, maybe it is only analog so I'd be no better off than putting the coax into to TV directly.
With my current digital decoder OTA box, the HD programming looks very clean on the SD TV, whereas the same programming in SD (my local oTA stations broadcast both formats with the same content frequently) looks 'twinkly', like very compressed MPEG2, so the HD signal is of more interest to me.

The cost of digital tuners amazes me. In the UK my father says they can be bought for $90-$170, cable is rarely used. I was wondering if the cost is due to the usual leasing of cable boxes in the US resulting in a higher value to the companies selling them and thus holding back the competitive drop in price. The electronics can not be very expensive once they are mass produced..
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