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DTV My tv Is digital. Do I still need something else to pick up digital broadcasts ? I need to enter a decimal point for some channels and cant do this with what I have

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Yes, you will need a HDTV converter box. Your set does not have a ATSC tuner that recieves HDTV signal. Your HD signal will be thru your Component Inputs on the rear jack panel along with audio IN.

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The answer to this question can get a little complicated. Lets tackle it in two parts. First the last part; the part about picking up channels as decimals. With analog TV transmission, it took the full television broadcast channel to transmit one standard definition TV program. The newer digital transmission system uses some advanced video compression and audio compression technology to reduce the data needed to transmit the pictures and sound which allows the same bandwidth to deliver either High Definition Television programming or MULTIPLE channels of Standard Definition programs. So in your example above, you use to watch one channel of programming on TV channel 4, but now the TV station can broadcast multiple channels of programming on channel 4, sot they delineate the programs with a decimal point. So 4.1 it the first program on TV channel 4, 4.2 it the second program on TV channel 4..... Well, I hope you get the idea.

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