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Cannot get tv to switch to hd ,can only select sd on picture menu. could this be do to a bad signal ?

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    Will call cable company. Thanks

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Hello. Definitely yes to your question. It could be the signal. Begin by calling your cable or satellite company and tell them what is going on. They have a vested interest in keeping you as a customer. They can also check the quality of your signal and tell you which channels you are purchasing in the HD format. Hopefully, your call to them will solve your problem, because it does not sound like the problem is within your HD TV. Thanks for choosing Fixya! Regards, Joe

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