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Converting Hitachi 50UX58B Ultravision TV to Support HDTV?

At the time I bought the TV several years ago, the sales person at Circuit City told me about the 1000 lines of horizontal resolution and indicated that the TV could be converted with an HD tuner to support HDTV. Sales person's error? Sales person's hype? I have no regrets with this TV, given the great picture and the immaturity of HDTV at the time, but now I'd like to see if I can get a bit more life out of the unit and still get HDTV. The TV does indeed have a 1000 lines of horizontal resolution, but it is an analog TV. Is there any reasonable way to harness this TV for HDTV? I've heard over and over again that HDTV-to-Analog converters are a scam, so I am being very cautious.

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  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2007

    I got the same sales spiel, and would also like to know the answer.

  • micmacchow Jan 18, 2008

    I appreciate your responding to the question.

    It isn't quite the direction I was going with my query.

    I am aware of this change to the digital broadcasting. That doesn't impact me directly, as I am a cable system user. What I am indeed trying to determine is if there is an HDTV tuner that will output analog in a high resolution (please remember, my TV does 1000 lines of resolution even as an analog set) to my television's analog/cable input.

    If such a solution is available, it is my plan to get HDTV channels from my cable service providre and output the signal to my Hitachi TV.

    I would be greatful for any further feedback on this question.



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What is the digital television transition?
At midnight on February 17, 2009, all full-power television stations in the United States will stop broadcasting in analog and switch to 100% digital broadcasting. Digital broadcasting promises to provide a clearer picture and more programming options and will free up airwaves for use by emergency responders.

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