Upgrade from H10 for OTA?

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Johnnybeach

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A possible solution: I have, somewhere in the garage and not in the place I thought it was, is a digital to analog converter box by Digital Stream. I looked it up on Google and it DOES have Autotune and EPG. I'll look for it tomorrow. I hope I can find it and try it out.

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I found the Digital Stream DTX9950 Analog Pass-Through converter box among all my souvenirs in the garage and it will work but the EPG is only one station at a time whereas the H10 shows me six. Even converter boxes with HDMI do only one at a time. Mine doesn't have Auto-tune but the ones with HDMI do. I hate to be picky but I'm spoiled.

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That is certainly very understandable. Budgets do matter. But you should know that, like someone else said, basic TVs - even somewhat smart TVs - have come down a lot in price in recent years and it might be cheaper to get a new TV than additional things to try to make an older one more functional. A word of warning, a new TV can take a little bit of getting used to, especially in the remote department. The design has changed significantly and it will be a change from a Directv remote to a new TV remote. But I assure you that the new remote isn't as stupid as it seems at first and just give it a chance.
 

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I've looked at TVs on Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace has tons of them. I'll just bide my time before I pull the trigger. I'm gravitating toward a Samsung UHD 4k 8Series and looked at curved. I am thinking Samsung would be the best.

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I just learned that Samsung will develop a "micro-led" that is better than the LG OLED and with no burn-in and will do 8K or better and I think I'll wait for that which might take two or three years but my 55" LG TV will be OK for me until then.

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I just learned that Samsung will develop a "micro-led" that is better than the LG OLED and with no burn-in and will do 8K or better and I think I'll wait for that which might take two or three years but my 55" LG TV will be OK for me until then.

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There are a lot of companies working on micro LEDs, including LG and Apple (in their case for watches/phones, not TVs obviously, based on technology they acquired from Luxvue in 2016) so it is a race to see who can commercialize it first. As with any new technology, it will be outrageously priced at first so the idea you'll upgrade in "two or three years" is extremely optimistic, IMHO (unless you are OK with buying a TV for $8000 that will cost $2000 a few years later)

I wouldn't be surprised if a backend company like Japan Display gets there ahead of everyone else, and licenses it to multiple companies.
 
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