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  • How to get FREE HDTV (and all your DTV questions answered)

    Unfortunately, you will likely need to purchase a new PVR if you want to record. Analogue vs digital are very different and need totally different hardware.Even if the box was capable of digital cable, that is also different than digital antenna and not all tuners can do both.

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  • How to get FREE HDTV (and all your DTV questions answered)

    There's no such thing as an "HD Antenna"! It's just marketing.If you have any TV antenna that matches your local station frequency, it will work. Even an old one from the 80s.As your TV has a tuner, you don't need any special box, just plug in an antenna and see what you get when you scan for channels.Good luck!

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  • How to get FREE HDTV (and all your DTV questions answered)

    You won't want a D2A converter that's designed for older tube TVs, but a standalone ATSC tuner that has HDMI output.Fortunately it has been a few years since I wrote this and they are now quite affordable.You may want to consider a model that gives you PVR/DVR functions at the same time - since you'll have to have an extra box anyway, might as well get some record/playback capabilities out of it.If you want to go all-out, there are some android set-top boxes that are now including ATSC.So you'd get the capability to watch streaming video (netflix, youtube, etc), network or internet video files, music, pictures, as well as your live ATSC broadcasts. Basically a mini-computer.Another route is to just build a dedicated HTPC, which is what I did. A computer sits next to my TV that has an AT...see more »You won't want a D2A converter that's designed for older tube TVs, but a standalone ATSC tuner that has HDMI output.Fortunately it has been a few years since I wrote this and they are now quite affordable.You may want to consider a model that gives you PVR/DVR functions at the same time - since you'll have to have an extra box anyway, might as well get some record/playback capabilities out of it.If you want to go all-out, there are some android set-top boxes that are now including ATSC.So you'd get the capability to watch streaming video (netflix, youtube, etc), network or internet video files, music, pictures, as well as your live ATSC broadcasts. Basically a mini-computer.Another route is to just build a dedicated HTPC, which is what I did. A computer sits next to my TV that has an ATSC tuner card (or tuner device like HDHomeRun) that feeds the TV via HDMI.I can use it as a computer, playback media, games, etc - whatever I want it to do.

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