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bassNspear

Question about New Plas HDTV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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bassNspear

I just got a brand new 42 inch Samsung HDTV. The problem is i have Direct TV, and i have the TV hooked up by the coex cable, and the picture is not right. Everyone tells me that this is the worst way to hook it up? I looked at the back of my Direct TV box, and it only have the red, white and yellow, nothing else.

SO, how do i hook it up so the picture comes in clear. The TV at the store was amazing, but with the hook up that i have here, is not even close to what was in the store.

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polarsusd81

You are going to have to get an HD box from DirecTV. It will cost a little more for the box each month, but it will be worth it, I think it is like 5 to 10 bucks a month. You need to get the HDMI cables and the HD box will have those connectors on it. Once that is hooked up, sit back and watch, check out a show like Discovery's Planet Earth. You will be amazed.

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bassNspear

thanks for you help. I got it ordered and there going to install it in a few days. Thanks again.

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CJH

That's right on the money. The old coax cable is the worst way to hook up an HDTV. In the store, they are hooked up just as mentioned. Its the best way to go with an HDTV. Another 1.5 years, and all new programs will be in HD, where as maybe 25% are right now.

FYI ~ you can find the HDMI cables online alot cheaper than they are in the store, and you won't be able to tell the difference as the expensive ones.

Good Luck!

CJH

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bassNspear

but i still need to get the box for it correct

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bassNspear

i have it hooked up to the red white and yellow, and it still is not as clear as i think it should be, do you think the extra 10 dollors is worth it a month to get the new HD box?

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ripper

Regardless how you are hooking to your current Direct TV reciever you are not going to recieve HD until you get a HD reciever or using a HD over the air anntena. Go the HD reciever route. I have Dish Network and just upgraded to the HD package and recievers, I'll never go back.

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bassNspear

looks like i need to get that upgrade then.

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DTro

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do you think the extra 10 dollors is worth it a month to get the new HD box?


Without a doubt

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Matt C

The HD boxes from DTV come with HDMI cables. SO you don't have to go buy any.

Just got mine hooked up last week, man what a difference!

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TNFL

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HD over the air anntena


Is this just a digital antenne?

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have Dish Network and just upgraded to the HD package and recievers


Dish Network quoted me $20 extra a month for HD DVR. Sounds a little steep for the programming that is available.

I found the picture to be better with teh coax than the A/V cables on my LCD. The picture is not as crisp, but the glitchy blobs are all but gone. On a side note, the bad picture is coming from the programming. If you watch a regular DVD using s-video or A/V inputs the picture is much much better. I honestly don't know how high def movies could get much better. But I am sure someone who spends thousands of dollars will swear up and down that it is the best thing ever and how DVD's are junk etc.

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Whoaru99

OTA HD programming is received via standard UHF antennas - provided you are in range of the signal, of course.

A HD DVR probably will cost more than just a HD tuner/receiver because of the added features/convenience.

If you have a HDTV, and all you use it for is plain old DVD or non-HD TV, you are missing out. HDTV and HD-DVD or BluRay ARE that much better!!!

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PierBridge

Quote:

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HD over the air anntena


Is this just a digital antenne?

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bassNspear

i have the guy coming on the 4th to get out here and do the upgrade to the HD box and hdmi cables.

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irvingdog

Let's just get this over with:

HD is worth it.

Until you've sen hockey in HD, you haven't seen hockey. I believe this will be the best thing to happen to the sport in a long time. It's amazing!

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bassNspear

good im excited to get it. Ill have it al upgraded in a few days

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