Need help locating a box to make my TV receive true HDTV
Can you steer me to the correct place to buy a "converter" box so my HDTV that is supposed to be ready can in fact receive HDTV broadcasts. Thanks. Have Hitachi 43FDX01B Thanks. email@example.com
51 inch hdtv ultravision digital
I need help finding a receiver so that my "HDTV Ready" set will broadcast HD channels.
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Your Hitachi 51UWX20B is an HDTV-Ready TV. No Digital Tuner. HDTV-Ready means that your TV set is capable of displaying analog and high-definition digital pictures, but without a digital tuner, it cannot receive the digital signal. An HDTV-Ready requires an external high-definition TV receiver (digital tuner) in order to receive HDTV signals. These external receivers can be called an HDTV Tuner, set-top-box, decoder or DTV Converter Box . So you will be required to purchase a converter box to receive over the air programming from an external antenna.
First Converter boxes are a poor economic investment. Second you have an HDTV. It does not need a Converter box. Just connect an amplified antenna.
Built-in ATSC QAM Tuners - QAM and ATSC tuners included to enable the set to receive Digital cable-in-the-clear signals, as well as digital terrestrial broadcasts. HDTV reception is possible by adding an Optional HDTV antenna
Almost any electronics store should be able to help you out.
heres some helpful info from www.dtv2009.gov
go to the link for your $40 coupons
*note DTV and HDTV are two different things, you want the HDTV box
Certified converter boxes are available from both national and local retailers. Call ahead to confirm availability of coupon-eligible converter boxes on the day you plan to shop.
Converter boxes can be purchased at any of these national retailers currently participating in the program:
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Converter boxes can also be purchased online or by telephone and can be shipped directly to your home.
this is correct! this tv does not have the ATSC tuner built in. 1080i is a format of the digital broadcast approved by the ATSC. you must have a source of this format to veiw this format. standard cable boxes and satilite boxes altho digital are not outputing HD formats so you need to have the HD boxes to veiw HD 1080i and the broadcasters must be broadcasting HD to get true HD.
This set is not HD capable.
When all signals are supposed to go to High Def., there is supposed to be a box that will convert the signal from 1080i to 480i.
I'm not sure how it will look, but, the down converted signal seems to look good for now.
The new technology is coming down in price and the new features are coming at us at record speed.
The new tuners are capable of receiving local high definition stations using rabbit ears.
You don't need a cable box to receive all stations (except premium stations such as HBO) including High Definition if the turner has a "Clear QAM" tuner.
LEDs being used in LCD and DLP make them less vulnerable to loss of lamps prematurely and a heartier set.
LCDs and DLPs are becoming the set of choice due to contrast ratios as high as 100,000 to one and unlimited color.
A new type of set is just around the corner using laser technology (from what I have been told by manugactures).
Your set is not HD, but, it should still operate when or if the change does take place. You may need to get more equipment to help with this change and it may cost more than buying a new set.