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Usually you can receive digital cable on a digital or analog (old) tv, but what matters is that you have a digital cable "box." The digital cable box will usually have its own remote that can be setup to control other things such as the TV or DVD player in addition to the digital cable channel and guide options.

And be sure the cable Company is sending you a High Def. signal to that box. Most companies will charge more money for the HD stations.

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Motorola digital cable box?

A Motorola digital cable box is used to changed an analog television to digital viewing. The cable box needs to be connected to a receiver such as a roof antenna and then to the television. The television then has to scan the box to locate signals that it can receive.


Can I receive digital tv without cable service or a converter box?

Yes it's called Broadcast Digital Television. Does the TV have a built in digital tuner? A Digital Tuner receives Digital Broadcast Television. The menu will show if the TV has a built in Broadcast Digital TV tuner.


Will your digital tuner play the channels you had to have a digital cable box for?

No if you have a built-in digital tuner insisde your living room TV set, you will only receive the local CBS, ABC, NBC, PBS, and FOX affiliate digital television stations.


You are trying to split cable into my son's room We have digital in the room you are splitting from I don't want digital is his bedroom Is it possible to do this and just get the basic channels?

If his TV is cable ready and your cable company offers basic cable with out a cable box then just use a cable rated splitter and run the cable to his TV without a box he will only get basic and probably advanced basic. You need a cable box or a TV with a built in decoder to get digital signals.


Can you convert a TV to digital TV?

It is not possible to convert an analog television to a digital television. However, by using a digital set top receiver, it is possible to receive digital signals and deliver them as an analog signal to an analog television. Digital receivers are not expensive, starting at around $25 in US and £20 in the UK. They will allow all terrestrial channels to be received in the same way that a digital television will. Cable and satellite receivers can also receive digital signals and will provide an analog output that can be used with older televisions. With these options, there is no need to replace analog televisions right away. Remember that analog only televisions will not be HD so don't expect a sudden increase in picture quality when the digital receivers are used.

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Do old TVs get digital cable?

Older TV can receive digital cable although they may not display in HD


Does this TV have the new input for digital cable?

It does have a digital tuner built in. This LCD TV has a built in digital tuner,so you can receive all digital broadcast.


Can an analog tv receive a digital cable signal?

Yes, but only with a digital tv set-top converter box.


Motorola digital cable box?

A Motorola digital cable box is used to changed an analog television to digital viewing. The cable box needs to be connected to a receiver such as a roof antenna and then to the television. The television then has to scan the box to locate signals that it can receive.


What's the difference between digital, regular, and HD cable?

Traditional cable is analog, which requires more bandwidth per channel. Usually you need a cable box to receive Digital cable which shall also include High Definition (720p) channels if you subscribe to them. You can also receive local HD channels with an antenna, but you'll need a new television that can receive digital channels or a digital converter box.


Are digital TV recorders included with subscriptions to cable or satellite TV service?

Whether digital TV recorders are included with subscriptions to cable or satellite TV service depends on the provider. Most require a specific payment package (above basic) to receive digital TV recorders.


Can I receive digital tv without cable service or a converter box?

Yes it's called Broadcast Digital Television. Does the TV have a built in digital tuner? A Digital Tuner receives Digital Broadcast Television. The menu will show if the TV has a built in Broadcast Digital TV tuner.


Do you need a modem if you want Digital phone and Digital Cable TV Services?

To receive phone or internet you need a modem. some Digital converter boxs have the built in componets but most cable companys use separate devices.


Will your digital tuner play the channels you had to have a digital cable box for?

No if you have a built-in digital tuner insisde your living room TV set, you will only receive the local CBS, ABC, NBC, PBS, and FOX affiliate digital television stations.


How can you receive digital TV without cable service?

Put up your own Antenna if you have a HDTV or subscribe to a Satellite service.


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.


Which TVs natively support digital cable?

All digital TV's will natively support digital cable, but most CRT TV's will not.

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