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How to see local channels in HD with a traditional antenna?

How can I see local channels in HD? I am only able to view HD channels via satellite tv, but not with a traditional TV antenna.

Thaks for your help.



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Re: How to see local channels in HD with a traditional...

If your set does not have an ATSC tuner, for HD, then you need to be using a suitably equipped STB.

Your satellite STB - box - should take in OTA channels and display them as part of its normal operation, tho. It takes in the antenna signal from your roof antenna and displays the HD version of your OTA channels, if it is an HD STB, along with the HD channels it gets from the satellite overhead.

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