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Is this tv digital ready??

I need to know if this tv is capable of (over the air digital broadcast signals) Thanks!

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Best way to tell is to hookup to rabbit ears or outdoor antenna and run the autoprogram of your channels . If you get any stations with per say 8.1 or 6.2 then you have a digital tuner . If it only shows 8 or 20 no it is just an anolog tuner . You can buy tuner that will switch the broadcast for you . Average cost is $45 to $90 . Good luck

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How can I be sure that I am buying a digital TV (DTV)?
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