Inexpensive OTA STB?

iafirebuff

iafirebuff

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Does anyone know a source for inexpensive OTA set top boxes? I don't want to spend alot (of course) and would like to view hdtv on my hdtv monitor. THanks for any help!
 
Bulbman2

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stb

I have two used hughes stb directv e86 hd. That I use only for the ota digital signals. They work great and the tuner seems strong. I live in michigan and use a cm4228 with a 8275 amp. I can pick up all digital signals s within a 60 mile radius. the neat thing about the stbs is that you can use a digital signal on a regualer non hd tv and get a great picture. not hd but a great picture without ghosts and better then satellite or regular antenna.


so to answer your question

ebay for a used hd directv receiver gives you hd ota receiption for your hd tv.
you may need help setting it up- manuals are available online


Good luck john
 
dodge

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Cheap OTA STB

Try looking on ebay for a Directv h-10 They are cheap now as everyone is swapping out to H20's which are MPEG 4 capable for Locals in HD from Directv. The ota tuner in those is pretty good.
 
snaggerbob

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Check out the Voom receivers on E-bay. Make sure the unit is activated or it won't be any good. You can probably pick one up for $50.
 
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Bugboy98

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I bought the H10 receiver off Ebay the other day just so I could get OTA HD channels and I have run into a snag. I do not have a Direct TV satellite hooked up and the set-up menu has "greyed-out" the area where I can do the antenna setup. When I run it through the guided set-up, it stalls in the "advanced program guide data" screen because I have no dish hooked up to it.

I tried to set it up so that it would only run through the antenna but that wasn't an option. Is there a double secret password to enable the antenna setup?
 
iafirebuff

iafirebuff

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That is what I am wondering too. I have a Dish Network 811 that I used to haveactivated (actually I have 2), only one is still activated. That needs a satellite signal to still receive the OTA. So, are the DTV hd receivers the same? Thanks!
 
Bulbman2

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stb- hughes e 86

I bought a hughes e86 hd directv from ebay for 40 including shipping and it works great- without a subscription to direct tv.

I gives great hd pictures on a hd set and great digital pictures on a non hd set
 

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