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Digital Signal? How do I get ditital signal on my Gateway TV?

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Get a digital tuner.. set top box $59, newer recordable
dvd player that has a digital tuner $149 or a newer dvd/vcr combo with a digital tuner while you can.$229 or buy a dig. turn for the p.c. $89 and run the vidio to the Gateway.Last ... get a mini digital tv that has vid/audio out $129. Use that to feed the bigger tv..Don't forget you need a good outdoor antenna to make it work. ( for more info)

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This TV does not have a digital tuner built in, so you'll need a converter box if you want to get off-the-air digital broadcasts. These boxes are available at all big retailers and on-line. The US Gov't is offering $40 coupons to help pay for these, but the program is out of money and all you can do is go on a waiting list at this time. Information is at

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