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Adding HD I have purchased an ota hd antenna, the lacrosse from antennadirect .com    Do I need to have an HD tuner to recieve an hd signal?

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YES- and very few TV's have an on-board tuner, some MIts.
did and others,perhaps......................very expensive....T.

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HDTV indicates the number of lines that are shown by the TV. (HD means that at least 720 lines can be displayed in a given picture.) To receive OTA signals, you need an ATSC tuner (digital) of sufficient power (with a clear path to the transmitter) these days. The RCA D52W20 was released in 2002 and only has an NTSC (analog tuner). You will need a digital-to-analog converter to receive OTA TV (unless any low power analog stations remain in your area).

Please note that the basic digital-to-analog converters that were available with the government coupon back in 2009 were SD (480i lines of pixels used) units. HD d-t-a converters exist but are more expensive.

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You need a set-top box with a digital tuner. (For HD, you will need an HD digital source if you have cable or satellite. For OTA, you need one of those HD tuners; the digital-to-analog converters available with the government coupon last year were SD units.) You may be able to use a computer with a USB or PCI card tuner. However, you may be limited to the VGA input on the TV unless you use a converter or have a video card that can output in a TV format. (I can't find the specs for the DVI on the TV to tell if it is compatible with the RGB of the default computer signal.)

If you are getting an OTA signal, you will need an appropriate antenna pointed at the transmitter. Use or to find out the direction of the stations you should be able to receive. antennaweb is very conservative in the list it provides even though it assumes an outdoor antenna. tvfool gives more information on the antenna for each station in your area. Note: tall trees and buildings can block the signal even if you should get a signal. Digital signals are either enough for the tuner to read or no signal. An amplifier may be needed if you share your signal between several devices.

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Also you should use a splitter as depicted in the picture by the red boxes to combine signals of this frequency. The blue box is the diplexer on the incoming satellite feed and the black box is the seperator that most dual tuners use. If yours does not utilize this device you will have another cable coming from the outside of the house to the back of the receiver. The location of the ports on the back of the receiver in my diagram may differ in position on your receiver so obviously connect them to the proper port. I hope this ressolves the issue and there is no need to seperaate the signal at the remote tv as it will only be a duplicate of the same signal you have connected already as OTA and the TV2 backfeed are of the same frequency range.


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You need to purchase a High Definition capable set-top converter box. The converter box will have HD component out and may have HDMI out, either will feed your HD Ready TV.

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This television has an extremely weak tuner. It is very sensitive to both ghosting (multipath) and weak signal conditions, which cause it's digital decoder to "error out". Coupled with this is the decoder's long set-up time (time to actually begin a decoded video stream after signal is selected)and you find that every time the decoder loses sync it takes several seconds to reestablish normal decoding. The net result is the possiblity that the tuner will be continually restarting and never display anything. An extremely directional antenna may help. Otherwise, find a good external tuner box and use that.

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