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How to get FREE HDTV (and all your DTV questions answered)
You may be able to put a digital converter between the antenna and the PVR to get it working but the channels would have to be controlled through the Converter box
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.
Hi - I am cutting the cable... I got my antenna and my digital TV is working great with about 12 channels.The issue is my PVR. I have to plug the antenna in the PVR and hook the PVR to the TV. My TV is fine now, no problems tuning. It is the PVR that is the issue. Everything used to be fine with cable, and playback is fine still now with the antenna. But the PVR cannot scan digital channels, only analogues, and so I cannot watch TV with the machine on. And so I cannot figure out now how to record TV programmes. Other than the antenna, there is no other 'in' plugs into the machine, only 'out' ones. Any ideas how to make my PVR recognize digital channels so I can record again? Thanks!
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!
i want to know do i need to buy a hd tv antenna do i need to buy a convertor box too i have 42 inch sharp led hd tv with built digital tuner
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.
I have a tv with hdmi that's not digital. I can view 1080i, through PS3. Is there a way to view 1080i tv using a digital to analog converter?
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