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I can use a reg. ant. for my tv through my dig. convt. box to get clear channels? Answered

I was stealing cable for a while until I applied for the police department and they told me to disconnect it.  Now I received a free digital converter box from my mother.  I stumbled upon www.instuctables.com while looking for "how to make an antenna".  Is it true you can receive clear reception for regular channels and possibly HD tv?

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

The frequencies are close enough that you can use a "regular" antenna.

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Re-design
Re-design

11 years ago

You may need an outdoor antenna and/or a signal amplifier.  I have both and am loving digital tv.

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orksecurity
orksecurity

11 years ago

Depends on what's being broadcast in your area, depends on how far you are from the broadcast towers and what interference or obstacles exist between them and you... but, yes, broadcast video is still alive despite our having moved into the digital age.

Digital TV's main difference from old analog TV, from this point of view, is out at the fringes. With analog, picture and audio quality degraded fairly smoothly; there was a wide middle range where the sound was fine and the picture was bad but watchable. With digital TV, it's much more a yes/no matter -- either you're getting enough data to feed the box, in which case you get a good picture, or you aren't and you don't get anything watchable at all.