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Old 12-27-2005, 02:16 AM   #1 (Print)
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Just Hooked up an 3 LNB oval and H10, comments and questions

I spent the day hooking up my H10. I've been using a round dish for about 5 years now and finally took the plunge into the world of HD. It was a struggle to find the satellite signal, but finally I was able to pick it up. I gotta say, I learned alot of how these satellites work today.

It turns out I didn't quite do as much research as I should have ahead of time. I didn't realize that direct tv only carried so few HD channels. The direct tv tech told me they hoped to have it completely converted by the end of next year, but $11 a month for ESPN and Discovery seems kind of steep. I hope they work the new ones in as they go because my first three months are free. Who knows, maybe by the beginning of April when I first start paying, there will be more. I am an HBO Subscriber and I will get to see next week's NFL Games on HD which should be good.

My Question
I can't seem to get HD local channels in my area (see zip code to the left) but the tech guy told me they would try for a waiver. In the meantime, I did some searching here and some people have said to look for their own antenna. So the question is, what kind of antenna am I looking for? Is it something like this Clip-On Amplified VHF/UHF/HD Antenna for Multi-Satellite Dish? If so, how does the tivo react with it (It's a stand alone that I use with cable and Direct Tv). I know the tivo doesn't record HD which isn't a problem, but I want to make sure I can at least setup my channels in the channels I receive so I can record. Right now, I have basic time warner for my locals and I use Direct TV for everything else. Could I completely bail on Time Warner use the antenna for HD locals? How does something like this connect to the dish or the reciever or both?

Also, I hooked up the H10 two ways. One goes through the Tivo and then plugs into the TV. I've also bypassed the tivo and went right to the TV. I did this because I'm assuming if I go through the Tivo, I'm not really watching HD (because the tivo doesn't record HD). When I want to watch HD, I just switch inputs on the TV and go the H10 that doesn't go through the tivo. Is this true? Does that make sense?

Thanks for any help.

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