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HD Tuner Does this model have an HD Tuner? I have an HD Antenna on the house and am trying to get the TV to receive the free HD channels.

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The Gateway GTW-P42M303 can display HD content. However, you will need a set-top box to get that content. The TV only has an analog tuner (NTSC or PAL, depending on the area where you purchased the TV). Thus, you will need to connect a digital-to-analog converter to get most over-the-air stations. (Only low power stations are still broadcasting in analog.) Most of the common d-t-a converters only provided SD (480i) output. There are some HD tuner boxes available; you may have a hard time finding them.

If you have cable or satellite service, then you can get the HD programming package and view it on this TV.

I wish that I had better news for you.

Cindy Wells

Posted on Apr 26, 2013

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