What is an hdtv antenna?

Answer An HDTV antenna receives HDTV broadcasts over the air. It can be as simple as an old rooftop antenna. What was never publicized in the switch to HD is that over-the-air antennas would still work.Th... Read More »

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Do I need to buy a HDTV tuner to get 1080p signals over the air on your un55c8000 HDTV -- I have a very good outside digital antenna?

1080p signals are not currently being broadcast on any major network at present. Broadcasters are currently using either 1080i or 720p. 1080p demands twice the bandwidth and it is expected to be so... Read More »

Can you get HDTV over the air broadcast on a HDTV monitor with a standard TV antenna or do you need a converter?

Answer Yes, you can use the old antenna. However, some new antennas are specially designed to better capture digital TV signals. And the direction, angle, distance, and type of digital signals in y... Read More »

Can you use your old UHF antenna with a new HDTV and will it pick up broadcast HDTV signals?

To answer your question simply, yes, you can pick up over the air HD signals from your analog antenna. As a matter of fact that's how I have my HDTV set up. I just read somewhere recently, but can'... Read More »

Is an HDTV antenna required for built-in HDTV?

Normal high-definition television signals are broadcast through the airwaves and can be received by a television or receiver with built-in HDTV without any special HDTV antenna. That being said, a... Read More »