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Anonymous
August 9, 2005 12:17:31 AM

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Many thanks 2 u helpful techie types going over the same old questions
over and over.
Is the acquisition of over the air signal similar to that of a
satellite ? By that i mean a 45% signal on satellite is as decent a
picture as 85%. How good does your reception have to be to get a decent
HDTV picture? Thanks again 4 any opinions.

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Anonymous
August 9, 2005 12:17:32 AM

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psherry wrote:
>
> Many thanks 2 u helpful techie types going over the same old questions
> over and over.
> Is the acquisition of over the air signal similar to that of a
> satellite ? By that i mean a 45% signal on satellite is as decent a
> picture as 85%. How good does your reception have to be to get a decent
> HDTV picture? Thanks again 4 any opinions.


Using a Samsung T-151 OTA Digital Tuner requires

a minimum signal of (3 of 9 bars) to get an OK

digital or HD TV picture....

I've never used Satellite receivers.....
Anonymous
August 9, 2005 7:02:58 AM

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On Mon, 08 Aug 2005 20:17:31 -0400, psherry <sherryclan@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Many thanks 2 u helpful techie types going over the same old questions
> over and over.
> Is the acquisition of over the air signal similar to that of a
> satellite ? By that i mean a 45% signal on satellite is as decent a
> picture as 85%. How good does your reception have to be to get a decent
> HDTV picture? Thanks again 4 any opinions.

It is digital, so with a certain signal strength you get a perfect
picture, and if it drops below that point, you get nothing. If you
get a signal that varies between those points, the picture may freeze, or
be sprinkled with artifacts (like a JPG enlarged too much).
!