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How do you get the High Def. Picture?

I have teh Hitachi Ultrascan HD 43FDX01B. There is no HDMI port & the cable company cables & HD cable box don't seem to be doing the job. Do the cables they seel in teh store ( Monster cables, etc) do a better job than what is provided by cable company? I am disappointed that picture is not that clear at all.

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Make sure you are using the red green and blue cables and not just the video
yellow ,red and white Inputs

the component cables will give you almost as good as the hdmi cable

The debate over monster cables and other is an on going discussion.

I personally have found little or no difference in the 30 dollar cables vs the 200 dollar cables

As long as you are running the component in on the tv you should have a very nice picture


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Recieving hy defintion picture


You need to do the following:

1: use HDMI cable to connect Cable box to TV
2: Call Cable company to activate HD service
3: Enjoy!

You can use component input, but the HDMI is best HD quality!

I hope this helps! please rate highly!

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Hi, first of all you need a high definition source. I'm not sure if your cable box is HD but lets take it as an example. The component leads which you are using isn't 'true' HD video quality, what you need is a hdmi cable from your source to your TV.

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So in conclusion the cable and input you are using is not designed for HD input. I believe your TV is HD, check for HDMI inputs or DVI inputs.

Hope this explains your problem

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Greetings Jazzne1,

Looking at your users manual your television is "HD-Ready" which means it will be able to display images in an high definition resolution. But because of the age of this unit HDMI was not a standard format to provide the HD signal.

You should be able to connect an HD video source to your television with the Y, Pb, Pr Component connectors. The downside to this is most standard up-scanning DVD players available will only up-scan through the HDMI connector, but you should be able to connect HD digital broadcast boxes and cable and satellite services with these connections

Regrettably there really isn't a way to install an HDMI connector on a television "after market".

I hope this helps.
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