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Topic: How 2 watch OTA, is there a way to hookup antenna to projector? I don't have cable subscription.
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Forgive me if this has already been addressed.

I don't have a cable subscription, but I want to watch local live tv (mainly sports) on my BenQ HC1200. What do I need to be able to watch live over the air tv on my projector? There is no coaxial connection for an antenna. It has does have two hdmi ports, I'm thinking that will help me in some way?

Sorry, I obviously know nothing about projectors or electronics, so any advice, preferably in simple and specific terms would help. Thanks!
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You need an OTA HD tuner. The HDMI cable runs from it to your A/V receiver(HDMI IN). Then your HDMI OUT from receiver runs to the projector.
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Quote (ProjectorBoy on Jul 17, 2016 2:19 PM):
You need an OTA HD tuner. The HDMI cable runs from it to your A/V receiver(HDMI IN). Then your HDMI OUT from receiver runs to the projector.

Thanks for fast response. One more quick question. Is an OTA tuner the same thing as a converter box?
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They may or may not be the same thing.

Digital converters were actually designed to hook up old school televisions to the newer HD digital boxes. But, the video coming from them used to be analog only (yellow RCA connector).

The newer digital converters are often full fledged high definition over the air tuners.

LIKE THIS:
https://www.amazon.com/Mediasonic-Homeworx-HW180STB-Converter-Recording/dp/B00IYETYX8/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1468848848&sr=1-1&keywords=ota+hdtv+tuner

Just hook the HDMI out directly to your projector, or as mentioned above, you would hook the HDMI to an A/V receiver, then from the A/V receiver to the projector.
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