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Digital TV Hello i bought 3201 which i thought had built in HD does it? or do i need to contact through set top box

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It is HD ready, which means to get HD you will need to connect a HDMI cable to a HDMI source such as a SKY HD / VIRGIN HD SET TOP BOX or a HD DVD player to take advantage of HD.

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