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My t v says it's a HDTV 1080 but does not recieve hd signal

I was told to purchase a Samsung HDTV DTR. Doesn't the t v have a tuner already.

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To get HD you need an HD box for your cable.

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My Panasonic 47 inch rear view projector is hdtv ready, what do I need to buy to recieve pictures in HD


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did and others,perhaps......................very expensive....T.

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