[mythtv-users] New system w poor quality picture

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Thu Jun 11 11:40:24 UTC 2009

Paul Gardiner wrote:
> Nick Rout wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 7:36 PM, Paul Gardiner<lists at glidos.net> wrote:
>>> Jim Morton wrote:
>>>> nowhere near as clean and clear as direct from antenna to TV. This 
>>>> is OTA
>>>> only from an HD digital antenna.
>>> Excuse my ignorance: what's "an HD digital antenna"? Are there TVs out
>>> there that will take a direct connection to a satellite dish?
>> who said anything about satellite?
> Ok, what about the first part of the question?: What's "an HD digital
> antenna?"  I'm in the UK. All we have that you can pick up with an
> aerial is Freeview which is SD only. For HD it's either satellite or
> cable. I'm just interested to know how things work elsewhere.
> Maybe you read my question as sarcasm? It wasn't intended that way.
Answering his question above, in the UK it *is* possible to buy TVs with a built 
in Freesat receiver. I assume you just plug these into a Sky dish (although you 
don't need to subscribe to Sky to get Freesat).


Mike Perkins

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