To receive HDTV in your home, you will need either an HD television with a built-in tuner to receive off-air broadcasts (where available), or an HD monitor with an appropriate set-top box for off-air, satellite or cable reception. Many people also connect their DVD players and VCR’s to their HD set, as the resulting picture quality improvement can be substantial.

For off-air reception an antenna is required, either a simple indoor one if your home is near to the broadcasting station, or an outdoor one, if you live further away. For satellite reception, a dish antenna must be installed. This section outlines the technical choices available, offers a Buyers Guide to assist in your selection and provides links to major Canadian suppliers of HDTV equipment. Practical assistance regarding the installation of the HD equipment is found in the section Connecting HDTV