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HD??? I know this is not HD built-in, or ready, or capable, etc...but I was told that I could purchase a converter for this TV so I could make it an HDTV. Is this correct and if so, what equipment would I need and where and how could I get it? Thanks.

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In the USA, "HD Ready" refers to any display that is capable of accepting and displaying a high-definition signal at either 720p, 1080i or 1080p using a component video or digital input, and does not have a built-in HD-capable tuner.

With that said your unit can display HD but does not have a HD-capable turner. You will have to have a converter box to obtain this for over the air channels. If you have any other source that can give you a HD singal (cable some DVD's, blu ray)your unit can display it. Hope this info help's.

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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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Check your manual, I have the same set and you need a
WD 5000 HD upgrade panel, I believe.
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been told by other responder......

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I also have a Hitachi 53SDX89BA and I bought it with the same assumption as you: that it's HD ready. The specs in the manual states the following: "Full 1080i HDTV Capatable with Set-Top Box". I beleive this means that it does not include an HD tuner, but that it is capable of handling up to 1080i resolution. Normal (non-HD) resolution on this TV is 480i.

So here's my problem: Until recently, I wasn't using the HD settings on this TV because I don't have a set top box, nor do I subscribe to any HD content from my cable provider. However, I just purchased an XBox 360 along with an XBox 360 HD-DVD player (it's an XBox peripheral that works with the game console). The Xbox asks you to choose the resolution output (480i, 720i or 1080i) to match your TV's HD capabilities. When I select 1080i output and change my TV's settings to receive an HD signal, the picture quality is amazing. However, the video signal seems to get lost ocassionally (i.e. TV picture gets scrambled) but then it comes right back. This does not happen when I select a 480i output on the Xbox...but of course, the picture isn't as crisp and clear as a 1080i picture.

I don't know if this is a problem with the TV or with the Xbox. Has anybody else had this problem??

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This set is not HD capable.
When all signals are supposed to go to High Def., there is supposed to be a box that will convert the signal from 1080i to 480i.
I'm not sure how it will look, but, the down converted signal seems to look good for now.

The new technology is coming down in price and the new features are coming at us at record speed.

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The new tuners are capable of receiving local high definition stations using rabbit ears.
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LCDs and DLPs are becoming the set of choice due to contrast ratios as high as 100,000 to one and unlimited color.
A new type of set is just around the corner using laser technology (from what I have been told by manugactures).

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Your set is not HD, but, it should still operate when or if the change does take place. You may need to get more equipment to help with this change and it may cost more than buying a new set.

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