Yahoo Network botches HD Antenna article

CptlA

DTVUSA Member
#1
A Yahoo Network author wrote an Set-top Box vs HD Antenna article which seems like an odd comparison. Wouldn't a better title have been cable vs over-the-air television for HD picture quality? Also when did over-the-air broadcasts go 1080p resolution?

The only surefire way to receive an uncompressed 1080p high-definition signal from start to finish is to use an HDTV antenna. An HDTV antenna usually receives a compression free signal straight from the high definition broadcast point.
Set-top box versus HDTV antenna: Which delivers the best sports picture? - Yahoo! Sports
 

Fringe Reception

Super Moderator, Chief Content Editor
Staff member
#2
The author got one thing exactly right:

"The nice part about using a set-top box is usually having the ability to pause, rewind, or fast-forward the game, which HDTV antennas do not usually offer. The technically best picture belongs to the antenna, but the overall convenience winner is the set-top box. The real deciding factor is personal enjoyment, which means in this case, beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.
 

Aaron62

Contributor
Staff member
#3
The article kind of assumes that all TVs are built with an HD tuner too. CptlA take note that it's Yahoo's Contributor Network which means you or I could sign up and start writing articles for them tomorrow.
 

MrPogi

Moderator, , Webmaster of Cache Free TV
Staff member
#5
I would have to add that if you get a Channel Master CM-7000pal DVR you can have the picture quality of OTA and the convenience of a STB DVR.
Words of wisdom.

And: Uninformed people should not write articles about which they know very little!
 
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