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Toshiba 57H81 Rear Projection HDTV

I called my cable company and asked to get a HD cable box and they asked me if I needed an HDMI or DVI cable with that and it would say it on the back of the tv. Well I have looked and it does not say either. Can I get HD cable channels on this tv?

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Your cable company should be able to supply an HD settop box that has component video output for HD. I have one from Cablevison. It is a Scientific Atlanta (SA) 4200HD.

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