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I need a converter box for my 9 year old 50" Hitachi

When i purchaced the set they told me i could get a converter box for it when the HDTV was ready in approximately a year or so from then...any suggestions where i can locate this box??

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If your TV has component inputs, then any HDTV reciever box or cablebox will likely get you to HD. Some tvs with component will still not handle HD, only 480 or SD. In very rare cases, your manufacturer may have a box to upgrade your TV to hd internally, however they are rare and expensive.

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