Does your TV have to be HD for digital TV?
Asked in Television and Video, HDTV, Digital Television
Do you need a high definition TV if you have digital cable?
No. Your SD digital cable box will output Standard definition to your analog tv. If you do not have a cable box but have digital cable direct into your tv then you need a digital tuner. This does not need to be HD for Standard definition. If you do have a HD digital cable box then Yes you need a HD tv to view the HD channels.
Asked in Cable Television, Satellite Television, HDTV
Will satellite TV be all HD in February 2009?
No. All satellite TV is digital now. Some satellite TV is HD now, and more will be switching from HD to "standard" resolution. The February 2009 analog-to-digital switchover in the United States has nothing to do with HD. The digital conversion changes the format of the over-the-air broadcast channels from analog to all digital. But if you have satellite or cable TV, you don't get "broadcast" signals anyway.
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Did you need a box to view HDTV?
If you mean free Over the Air (OTA) TV using an antenna: 1) If you have an HD TV set, you don't need any kind of special box. 2) If you don't have an HD TV set, but your TV set has a digital tuner, you don't need a special box, but you will see the HD picture converted to a Standard Definition (SD) picture. 3) If you don't have an HD TV set and your TV set does not have a digital tuner, you will need a converter box. The converter box will convert the HD broadcasts to SD so your TV can display them. If you mean cable TV, it depends on your cable provider and your TV. If you don't have an HD TV, at best you will see an HD signal converted to SD. If your TV has a digital tuner and it is also a QAM tuner, you might be able to receive some HD channels without a box if your cable company chooses to provide unscrambled HD channels. If your TV has an analog tuner or a digital tuner without QAM, you will need some sort of box.
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Do you need any special equipment or service to use an HD High Definition TV?
Using HD TV Some satellite and cable networks do broadcast 720p HD, at this stage there are no full 1080 HD broadcasts. You need to live in an area where this service is provded and you'll need to pay a subscription fee and you will need a digital receiver with an HDMI output to your TV. Also, you can watch analog or non-HD digital programing on a HDTV. To enjoy the better resolution that HD offers, you need to get HD signals from somewere: Free HD broadcasts with an antenna, HD cable, HD satellite, HD/BluRay DVDs...
Asked in Cable Television, HDTV
What is a built in digital tuner?
A built in digital tuner is capable of receiving digital broadcasts. In the recent past older televisions were only able to receive analog broadcasts. Almost all new televisions now have digital tuners built in to receive digital broadcasting . Only a few digital channels are available and may require a separate digital antenna. To get more digital or HD Channels (requires HDTV), you may want to subscribe to either cable TV or satellite television. Both are good options, however satellite TV currently has more HD channels than cable TV.
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Is HD broadcast the same as digital broadcast?
All HD broadcasts are digital. Not all digital broadcasts are HD. "Digital" is simply a way of coding TV pictures onto a radio wave so that your TV can receive the radio wave and turn it back into a TV picture. The old method was called "analog." Digital is more efficient than analog and allows a lot more information to be carried on the radio wave. Since the wave can now carry more information, some TV stations are choosing to use that extra information for a high definition (HD) picture rather than a standard definition (SD) picture. In fact, there is so much extra room with a digital signal that most TV stations can now show several different programs at once! Most channels will now have several sub-channels. For example, instead of having just Channel 7, you might have Channel 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and so on -- each with a different program. An HD signal takes up a lot of room, so TV stations that broadcast an HD signal have less room to add additional sub-channels. What is happening with the digital transition is that all analog TV broadcasts will be turned off. Only digital broadcasts will remain on the air. Each TV station decides what it will do with its digital signal. It can use the digital signal to broadcast one HD sub-channel and a few SD sub-channels or it can broadcast a lot of digital SD sub-channels. Most TV stations will choose to broadcast at least one HD sub-channel.