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jeffery
05-12-2009, 08:13 AM
I have 47" FullHD Vizio LCD tv at the house...I am always seeing "now broadcasting in HD" and I'm like I want that for ffotball baseball and my tv shows...I ave dish dvr and don't want to upgrade to a new reciever from dish or switch to mediacom cause I heard they suck plus its expensive....I really only care about local channels...ABC, FOX, CBS, and NBC. What is the best method for achieving an HD signal for local channels?


Thanks for your input CP.
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Hays
05-12-2009, 09:24 AM
Your Vizio should have a built in hd tuner so just go to your setup and search digital channels, thats all i had to do. However you may need some type of antenna ? don't take my word for that however.

Deberg_1990
05-12-2009, 10:48 AM
Go to this website:

http://www.antennaweb.org/aw/welcome.aspx

Put in your address and see if you are close enough to pick up a decent local antenna signal. If not, you might look at purchasing a bigger one to place outside your house.

Gravedigger
05-12-2009, 12:24 PM
I don't know about dish dvr but time warner the digital HD normal channels are in the 1400s not the 3 4 5 we're all accustomed to.

jeffery
05-12-2009, 01:01 PM
Your Vizio should have a built in hd tuner so just go to your setup and search digital channels, thats all i had to do. However you may need some type of antenna ? don't take my word for that however.


I tried this and got one dtv channel. Abc.... and I think I just need a reg tv atenna...what do u guys think
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Stewie
05-12-2009, 01:11 PM
I tried this and got one dtv channel. Abc.... and I think I just need a reg tv atenna...what do u guys think
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You did this without an antenna attached to the TV?

jeffery
05-12-2009, 01:12 PM
Yes why?
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Stewie
05-12-2009, 01:19 PM
Yes why?
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I'm surprised you got any channels at all without an antenna. That means you must be getting strong signals. You can probably get by with a cheap set-top antenna. They can be bought for about $10.

jeffery
05-12-2009, 01:28 PM
Sweet...
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jeffery
05-12-2009, 01:31 PM
I know nothing about tv signals
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jeffery
05-12-2009, 02:27 PM
The only problem was I had black bars on both sides of the tv
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Hays
05-12-2009, 02:55 PM
well the news and some hd programs are like that, or atleast here locally the news in hd has black on the left and right

jeffery
05-12-2009, 03:02 PM
After work I am getting an antenna

jeffery
05-13-2009, 08:25 AM
i got 4 dtv channels w/o an antenna still need to buy one..but hd is way more clear thaan sd
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Skip Towne
05-13-2009, 08:34 AM
The only problem was I had black bars on both sides of the tv
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Those black bars may be because the TV is in the wrong mode. Go into the setup and try another option.

jeffery
05-13-2009, 09:24 AM
i think from what ive gathered is that my tv is 16:9 and anything that is broadcasted in 4:3 will have black bars...the new last night had the ars but jay leno didnt and it was 1000x better picture
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jeffery
05-13-2009, 09:24 AM
i really just want to get like football a few baseball games and some primetime show in hd and i think im there with an antenna
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jeffery
05-14-2009, 10:35 AM
Got
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jeffery
05-14-2009, 10:35 AM
Got the antenna and all is well
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patteeu
05-14-2009, 03:34 PM
Got the antenna and all is well
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What kind of antenna did you get?

luv
05-14-2009, 03:40 PM
I've got mediacom, and the local channels come in HDTV. I haven't had any problems, but I'm not about to pay to get all of my channels in HDTV.

jeffery
05-14-2009, 03:45 PM
Got the antenna and all is well
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i just got a regular phillaps antenna at wal-mart for $10...i did have to move it around but i finally got it...and all i can say is wow...high def tv is way better...though my wife is still like " i cant see why i just wasted $10 on this crap"
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