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HDTV tuner Does this TV have the HDTV tuner integrated or do we have to purchase a receiver/decoder?

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Re: HDTV tuner

This tv does not have an integrated HDTV tuner. It is "HDTV ready" for an external receiver.

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This is a TUNERLESS HDTV monitor. This kind of television was manufactured during the period of time when the HD tuner standard was still being defined. Manufacturers did not want to install digital tuners only to find out they were not compatible with the final standard. Having a cable connection would not provide service. You need to use a cable-system provided decoder box and connect either the HDMI or RCA Audio/Video cables to the Monitor. Then use the cable box to select you channnels.

Dec 08, 2013 | RCA D52W23 52" HDTV CRT TV

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I have a RCA D52W20 rear projection HDTV. This TV was purchased in2005. I cancelled my cable and I just hooked up a digital antenna but the TV isn't finding any channels. What do I need to do? I was...

HDTV indicates the number of lines that are shown by the TV. (HD means that at least 720 lines can be displayed in a given picture.) To receive OTA signals, you need an ATSC tuner (digital) of sufficient power (with a clear path to the transmitter) these days. The RCA D52W20 was released in 2002 and only has an NTSC (analog tuner). You will need a digital-to-analog converter to receive OTA TV (unless any low power analog stations remain in your area).

Please note that the basic digital-to-analog converters that were available with the government coupon back in 2009 were SD (480i lines of pixels used) units. HD d-t-a converters exist but are more expensive.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(the phrase "digital antenna" is meaningless; check with or for the direction of local transmitters. will give more information on the type of antenna (indoor, outdoor, amplifier) that you will need to receive channels in your area. Antennaweb assumes an external antenna but is very conservative in the stations that it will indicate that you can receive. Antennas are given a color rating based on how far away the transmitter can be to get a watchable signal. Since digital signals are either enough for the tuner to interpret or you get a "no signal" message, you often need a stronger signal than was needed to receive a watchable analog channel.)

Sep 27, 2011 | RCA Projection Televisions

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I would like to know if the Hitachi 51UWX20B television can be connected to the internet.

Your Hitachi 51UWX20B is an HDTV-Ready TV. No Digital Tuner. HDTV-Ready means that your TV set is capable of displaying analog and high-definition digital pictures, but without a digital tuner, it cannot receive the digital signal. An HDTV-Ready requires an external high-definition TV receiver (digital tuner) in order to receive HDTV signals. These external receivers can be called an HDTV Tuner, set-top-box, decoder or DTV Converter Box . So you will be required to purchase a converter box to receive over the air programming from an external antenna.

Jul 03, 2010 | Hitachi 51UWX20B 51" Rear Projection...

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Does this tv have a digital tuner? i thought it did because it said hdtv on it when I bought it in 2004. but I just bought a digital antenna and i'm getting nothing but snow after i scan for channels. is...

Sorry to say, your HDTV-Ready - Requires separate receiver to view HDTV signals. SDTV (Standard Definition) - has built-in digital receivers/decoders and do not require the purchase of any separate components in order to display digital signals. It provides lower image quality than EDTV or HDTV, but higher image quality than analog TV. SDTV is displayed using an aspect ratio of 4:3. I hope this helps and good luck.
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Oct 31, 2009 | Hitachi 46F500 46" Rear Projection...

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Digital Channels??

Direct from the Hitachi website - "Integrated HDTV Tuners: Hitachi's new top-of-the-line XWX series features built-in ATSC terrestrial and cable HDTV tuners to provide integrated high resolution, high-definition signal decoding." You will need a seperate HDTV tuner if you do not have cable or satellite and want to watch off-air High Definition channels.

Apr 30, 2009 | Hitachi 57SWX20B 57" Rear Projection...

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There is no picture and it shuts down and then tries to restart

Your set is not receiving a valid signal for the resolution of the set and shuts down as a self-protective measure
so you have to make sure the source is sending what the set needs and then it will show a picture at the
acceptable resolution.

Do you know the range of resolutions allowed with your set?

They are:
Broadcast Format Displayed: 720p (HDTV) · 480p (EDTV) · 480i (SDTV) Broadcast Format Supported: 720p (HDTV) Digital TV Standard: HDTV - HDTV receiver is integrated. Built-in Tuner: NTSC Aspect Ratio: 16:9 · 14:9

Apr 17, 2009 | Samsung HLP4663W 46" Rear Projection HDTV

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Hd channels not showing

Your tv has a input named COMPONENT to make work this input you need three RCA conectors (RED GREEN BLUE) plus two audio RCA Conectors red and white. If you have another set that can be plug in in this input and that set (dvd recorder, in ex.) has a digital tuner then you got it, But the Magic about the decoder box is that only cost 40.00 +- dllrs and send the signal to your antenna connector or RCA analog conector. Good luck!

Mar 27, 2009 | RCA HD52W56 52" Rear Projection HDTV

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No digital channels

This TV is not able to understand digital channels because its tuner is not able to find that band, it works only in analog channels. To be able to get HD channels is needed a decoder box that has digital tuner build in. for a tv to understand HD Channels with analog tuner is to us to try to speak at the same time different languages.

Mar 16, 2009 | RCA HD52W56 52" Rear Projection HDTV

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Digital or not digital

this tv has no digital tuner built in to it. In order to recieve a digital broadcast the tuner must be atsc compliant. The best solution is to get a converter box to decode digital to analog signal.

Apr 03, 2008 | Projection Televisions

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No OTA channels

This television has an extremely weak tuner. It is very sensitive to both ghosting (multipath) and weak signal conditions, which cause it's digital decoder to "error out". Coupled with this is the decoder's long set-up time (time to actually begin a decoded video stream after signal is selected)and you find that every time the decoder loses sync it takes several seconds to reestablish normal decoding. The net result is the possiblity that the tuner will be continually restarting and never display anything. An extremely directional antenna may help. Otherwise, find a good external tuner box and use that.

Oct 03, 2007 | JVC HD-52G886 52" Rear Projection HDTV

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