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Mitsubishi vs-45603 How do I know if this tv is ready for the switch over in 2009?? Analog or digital... Am I going to have to buy a new tv???? How do I know if it is HD ready???

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Re: Mitsubishi vs-45603

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.

For instance:
The new tuners are capable of receiving local high definition stations using rabbit ears.
You don't need a cable box to receive all stations (except premium stations such as HBO) including High Definition if the turner has a "Clear QAM" tuner.
LEDs being used in LCD and DLP make them less vulnerable to loss of lamps prematurely and a heartier set.
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).

In conclusion:

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.

Posted on Nov 18, 2007

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Re: Mitsubishi vs-45603

MITSUBISHI VS 45603- 46"MANUFACTURED NOV 1998---Tv works great until we moved it from one side of the room to the other.. now, ill plug it in, turn it on, the power light pops on then it shuts itself off........ no matter if i have it plugged into an extension cord or straight to the wall,,, what is the problem???

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Service Codes are for the use of qualified service technicians only. Damage resulting from the unauthorized use of Service Codes will not be covered under warranty.

Manufacturer: Mitsubishi
Model: VS-45603
TV type: Analog Rear Projection Television
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Year of Manufacture: 1998
Option Menu Code: 1370
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