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badger47

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Posted: 02/15/12 06:57pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

HD broadcasts from cable/sat providers are compressed to save bandwidth - basically they offer a lot of channels but only have so much room - over the air HD broadcasts are not compressed. Consequently OTA HD is really a better quality picture signal. High quality cables could really improve performance with analog signals - not so with digital. Digital = got it or not.


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Dale.Traveling wrote:

Second on that has been stated, ....... Also you will need front facing speakers.

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Dale,
you have the same cabinets that I have, If you don't mind sharing your secrets, What TV did you use? and How did you mount it?
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People watch TV in Non-HD? Are you sure?


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Correct me if I am wrong, but you get the HD from the HD satellite receiver, the satellite dish LNB is the same as it always has been.

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Is a flat screen worth it with out Satellite HDTV?

YES.

Why?

First: you can get OTA HDTV as well as sat.. In fact in some markets (IE where I'm parked) I wonder why folks have sat dishes. More OTA than I can possibly watch.

Second: Lighter, more energy efficient, and "Thinner" means you can re-do some cabnetry either gaining storage space or head room in your RV. all in all a WIN/WIN/WIN situation when you upgrade.


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With directv you need more than one lnb to get hd and local channels. Three lnb's is the norm. Dish does it with one so you may be correct on Dish but not directv.

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Direct is the one that uses one LNB for sat.101 and another one for locals. Dish uses 2 110 & 119 and 129 for the locals.

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It all depends. We still have a 4:3 ratio CRT TV in our house. We really don't watch TV enough to go out and by a 16:9 set. What really bugs me is when the stations transmitting the programs can't standardise on whether or not to "letter-box" the picture. That may be enough to get me to switch before the CRT dies.

The other morning there was an ad on the morning news from "ninusla baru" advertising an interest rate of .18% on new car purchases. I saw it later in letter-box format and it turned out to be "Peninsula Subaru" and their interest rate was 5.18%.


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If your concern is SD picture quality, shop where you can get the store to feed a NTSC composite signal to the TV. Some TVs are better at up scaling SD content, smoothing rather than just blocking pixels. SD DVD signals are a good source if you can be sure the TV is doing the work, rather than the up scaling section of the player (usually fed to the TV as component video or by HDMI).


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