On January 4, 2007 at 04:32, Daniel Tonks said...
I guess what's really needed is a separate cable box that
does both cable and OTA seamlessly. Not many of those
out there; I think the last was the now discontinued Sony
DHG-HDD*** series. Many OTA HDTV receivers can do both
antenna and cable, but generally not at the same time
- I even have a Samsung with separate cable and OTA RF
inputs but the option to switch between the two is buried
deep in a menu!
That is what my 42HDT52 Hitachi can do with the help of the TV guide. I can select channels through the TV guide and the TV automatically selects/switches the input as needed. Unfortunately this years 42HDT79 eliminated the second RF input so you can no longer do this.
Even without the TV Guide, at least you could switch inputs with the remote. With only one RF input, you need a manual AB switch to change between them so only one signal goes to the TV at a time - I highly doubt you can program both into the TV Guide this way either...