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Can I get a digital tuner for Philips 51PW9303 51 in.

When I bought this tv there were 2 identical tvs side by side. the Philips 51PW9303 51 in. which is and HD Monitor and the other identical model with a built in hd and digital tuner. dumb ass me should have just bought the other but no I bought the Philips 51PW9303. My question is can I get a digital tuner from Philips that will fit in the my tv or will I have to purchase a third party tuner for my tv.

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Sorry you can't just add a tuner to the circuit bord you should have like you said bought the other tv. I work for a warranty repair station for all major brands. I tell you true.

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Re: can I get a digital tuner for Philips 51PW9303 51 in.

Have to purchase a third party tuner for my tv.

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The manual is available here: . See appendix B on page 58 for the specifications.

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