Question about Projection Televisions

1 Answer

Does my Sylvania Liquid TV have a built in digital tuner? It was manufactured in 2006.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

My TV does not have a built in digital tuner, will have to buy a converter box.

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do I get my tv to scan the digital channels? I have used the channel scan and it will not let me scrowl over to scan them . I do not have a digital box but was told that this tv has one bilt in.


Hi
Although your TV is hd ready, it does not come with a digital tuner built into it.
You will have to add an external tuner box to receive digital broadcast stations.
I don't suggest getting one of the cheap ones, as the only provide an SD signal at 480p, clear compared to old analog tv, which was usually 320, but still a far cry from 1080p.

A good tuner box should only run around 60-70 dollars or so, and the picture quality will amaze you on your 51F510.

The tv has a 1080p engine built into it, so if it receives an input with a 1080 signal, it can display it properly.

Cheaper boxes may only offer 720p as it's highest definition output, so get the better box.

You can find them at all major electronics stores, like Fry's and Best Buy.

Hopefully, you do get a digital box for your set, it would be a shame to not get the most out of what is arguably the best quality rear projection tv that was ever made.

I hope this helps you out.

Feel free to give me a top rating if I helped you out, it helps to keep my status up on Fixya.

Thanks, and have a good day !

Apr 07, 2011 | Hitachi 51F510 51" Rear Projection...

1 Answer

Digital Channels??


Direct from the Hitachi website - "Integrated HDTV Tuners: Hitachi's new top-of-the-line XWX series features built-in ATSC terrestrial and cable HDTV tuners to provide integrated high resolution, high-definition signal decoding." You will need a seperate HDTV tuner if you do not have cable or satellite and want to watch off-air High Definition channels.

Apr 30, 2009 | Hitachi 57SWX20B 57" Rear Projection...

2 Answers

Dtv ready?


Going to the following link will help you to find out if your television is DTV ready or not:

http://www.dtvtransition.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=51&Itemid=94

Using their online tool, select the Brand (Akai) and the Model from the list. If you cannot find your model in the list (which I was not able to for your television), they are saying that you most likely do not have a digital tuner.

All is not lost, however. As stated on the aforementioned site, you can consider one of the following options:

  • Purchase a digital-to-analog converter box that plugs into an existing television. The boxes, which are expected to cost between $40 - 70 will be available for purchase in 2008. Beginning in February 2008, U.S. households can request up to two coupons valued at $40 each. Each coupon can go toward the purchase of a single set-top converter box that will allow you to continue watching FREE "over-the-air" television on an analog set.
  • Subscribe to a cable, satellite or telecommunications service provider if all desired local broadcast stations are carried by that service.
  • Purchase a new television set with a built in digital tuner.

    Listed on the page is further information that may help you to determine the status of your TV:

  • Consult your owner's manual. If that's not possible, you may be able to look up information about your TV set on the manufacturer's website. Or, you can take an up-close look at your TV set. You are trying to find out if your set has an input connection labeled "digital input" or "ATSC" (for Advanced Television Systems Committee, which is developing the DTV format).
  • If you bought your TV set before 1998, it probably doesn't have a digital tuner at all. Almost every TV set made before 1998 was a traditional "analog" set that can't display digital TV signals without either a special converter or a cable TV connection. If you bought a big-screen, projection TV between 1998 and 2004, it's possible there's a built-in digital tuner inside. But chances aren't great. Only a limited percentage of projection TV sets (and generally only those 42 inches in diameter or larger) included digital tuners before 2004.
  • If you've purchased a new TV set since 2004, your chances of having a built-in digital tuner improve dramatically. Starting in 2004, many of the TV sets sold at popular electronics stores have featured digital tuners that will let you receive the new digital over-the-air broadcasts starting in February 2009. But be wary: It's not a sure thing. Even some of the newer TV sets are purely display monitors that lack the internal circuitry needed to pick up digital broadcasts. Usually these sets have been advertised as "HD-ready" or "HDTV monitor" sets. That means they can display digital and high-definition signals, but they need help getting those signals in the first place. You'll still need a special converter or a cable TV connection.
  • Jan 12, 2009 | Akai PT5492S 54" Rear Projection...

    1 Answer

    52G786 ATSC Tuner no longer works


    I have the same exact model tv...Love it...ATSC tuners is in definition an Analog tuner. As the broadcasting companies change over to Digital broadcasting before the deadline in Febuary 2009 more and more local or Non-Digital chanels are becoming obsolete. You would have to purchase a converter box for your tv if your not planning on getting cable. Another way to gois if you have an old cable line running through you house (no incomming cable) plug you tv into that jack. That also acts as a antenna. The sweet part of all this is that your tv do have a QAM tuner or Digital tuner built in just need that digital antenna to pair it up.

    Dec 29, 2008 | JVC HD-52G786 52" Rear Projection HDTV

    1 Answer

    How do i convert my dtv-5801 to the new free digital air waves


    My information indicates that the DTV-5801 has a NTSC (analog TV) tuner built in bot not and ATSC (digital tuner). It does have HDTV inputs to which an external tuner can be connected. For Off-Air Digital TV, add an HDTV (ATSC High Definition tunner) and you are set to go. Do not buy the DTV converters, they have down converters built in and only deliver SD to the outputs.

    May 26, 2008 | Runco DTV-5801 58 in. Rear Projection...

    1 Answer

    I have TV Model #DS27425. Does it have a built in digital tuner, or will I have to buy a box to be ready for HD TV? Thanks. daisypc@insightbb.com


    This particular set does NOThave a digital tuner. However, if you have cable or satelite, a converter will not be needed. Only if you use an external antenna will you require a converter box.
    Dan

    May 08, 2008 | Projection Televisions

    1 Answer

    Digital or not digital


    this tv has no digital tuner built in to it. In order to recieve a digital broadcast the tuner must be atsc compliant. The best solution is to get a converter box to decode digital to analog signal.

    Apr 03, 2008 | Projection Televisions

    1 Answer

    2 PROBLEMS


    Your two problems are different . Your tv shutting down is not due to the tuners . First thing i would check is to unplug set and take the back off . On the left side is the board with your tuner on it . Look on that board to see if these is any liquid buildup on it. One of your picture tubes could be leaking causing set to shut down . This can also be causing your snowy picture problem as the liquid has started to spread . The metal braket above this board is where the liquid starts to trickle down from . Use a flashlight to see . If you see no liquid then you have hv sweep problem which would need to be checked out. If you still want to get a board www.ptscorp.com May have your board in stock . Good luck

    Jan 16, 2008 | Mitsubishi VS-50705 50" Rear Projection...

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    Projection Televisions Logo

    Related Topics:

    17 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Projection Televisions Experts

    Jaime Hernandez

    Level 3 Expert

    2267 Answers

    matt martin
    matt martin

    Level 3 Expert

    1191 Answers

    yadayada
    yadayada

    Level 3 Expert

    61037 Answers

    Are you a Projection Television Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides

    Loading...