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Qam tuner i have a vizio and this sony lcd tv, why does the sony not pick up digital signals from cable?

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For most cable services, you need their decoder box to have the digital and HD services.

For the Sony HD TV, you will get best results with an HD cable box, and use the HDMI cable interconnect with it.

Call your cable company for details.

Jerry G.

Posted on Apr 13, 2008


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