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Old 09-03-2007, 09:46 PM   #1
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Hoping for HDTV.....

Right now my Sovereign is in the shop for a Batwing installation. I am not sure if they (Sagon RV, only Airstream servicer in Georgia) are routing coax to my wall outlet or not as part of the installation. That detail did not enter my mind until I started reading this forum. My first question is, if coax is not used to replace the original flat wire, is the HDTV signal still possible with the flat wire?
My second question is about the HDMI connection on the newer HDTVs. I have been told that one has to have cable tv in order to go the HDMI route. I would be getting over the air HDTV signals via the Batwing, so am I out of luck as far as using a HDMI connection? If HDMI is possible without cable tv, how is the connection made?...the HDMI cables I have seen in stores have those wide flat connectors at each end. I guess I could still use component cable connections.
Thanks for any and all advise.
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Old 09-03-2007, 11:03 PM   #2
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I'd call them tomorrow and see if that can route a new RG-6 cable for the antenna, but as long as your old cable is intact, you should be fine.

HDMI is an interconnect and is only dependant on what source component has it. A source compontent could be a DVD player, camcorder, cable box, satellite box, etc. It will send digital video and digital audio over the connector. Most components that can output HDMI can also send their HD output over component.
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Old 09-03-2007, 11:36 PM   #3
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HDMI is not used to hook up an antenna to a TV, a 75 ohm F connector is. You will need a 300 to 75 ohm balun to adapt 300 ohm twin lead (flat wire) to an F connector. RG-6 is 75 ohm and can have the appropriate connector installed on it.
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