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TV antenna I jusjust cancelled my Direct TV because I can't get any channels and they can't service it until the middle of August. It is a pain in the neck and always going out anyway, even with just a little rain. We are thinking about getting an antenna and going with local channels only as when we are home we usually watch movies anyway. Where and what type of antenna do I get? We have big screen plasma set that we bought 2 years ago. Is it ready, or do we need to get a digital converter box before next year? We had to buy a Direct TV HD reciever along with it, which we have never connected. Is this still useful to us? Thanks Patti

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Hi splhcb,

Your television is already an HDTV, meaning it is set up for receiving digital broadcasts. In this case, you should not need a separate converter box for over-the-air reception. You will need an antenna, but the type you purchase depends on things like how far you live from broadcast towers, landscapes, buildings, and where it will be located in your home. Although many antennas are being marketed as HDTV compatible, if you already own an antenna you likely can continue using it. Otherwise, it is best to speak with someone at the store who can weigh the factors in your situation to recommend the best antenna.

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