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HD ready? I want to find out if my 50A50 really HD ready as we were told when we bought it. What needs to be done to complete the transformation? Tom

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  • apowersite Jan 25, 2009

    Thanks for the help. I feel better. I have cable and one of the local Stations already transmits in HD during the news and I can't see any difference while its on. Are you saying that I have to change the connections in the back to get HD?


  • shaun taylor Dec 27, 2011

    hi,this tv isn't hd ready sorry



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If it is HD ready it will have HD component cable hookups. They are the red, blue, and green color coded hook up. You may also have RGB hookups which will look like a usb port. If you have any of these hook ups located on the TV then it is HD ready. If not then you were told false information. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Yes it is hd ready! if you have cable or sat you will need to connect to the blue/green/red conections on back of TV to get HD and if you are useing a antena you will need to buy a HD converter box (at any wall-mart for about $20.00. for cable and sat you must pay extra for a HD signal and the antenna will get free hd signels!
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