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I just bought an LCD HDTV, (possibly) stupidly thinking that it would work if you had HD service, but that it would also work if you hold just regular cable. However, there are no coax plug-ins on the tv (just an outlandish HDTV plug in, places for peripherals and you can use it as a computer monitor). So, am I stuck getting HD service? Can I get an HD DVR/satellite addressee to connect to the TV, but not order HD service. Is there a coax to HD converter cable? What are my option? This was not a cheap purchase and it was via the internet, so would cost a fortune to return the tv. The cheapest route from here would be to buy a HD DVR, but if I enjoy to add in the cost of HD service, it would pretty much remove the savings of the tv.


Answers: An LCD HDTV will work fine if you have regular cable TV. On mine I acquire a great picture.

You seem to have bought a monitor with the sole purpose, and NOT a TV. No built-in tuner.
You will need to buy an external TV tuner, a HD DVR, will work as a tuner just fine. You don't enjoy to get the HD service although you will love the HD picture if you get the service.

You can look on dash for an External TV tuner and plug the output into the monitor.

You can also get from your cable company a cable converter box. The box will act as a tuner.
Hmmm, no coax plug ins, sounds resembling you may have purchased an "HD Ready" set. These are basically monitors, they don't own tuners. The odd HDTV plug is probably a connection for an external ATSC tuner.

So, you can:
1) Get an external ATSC tuner. Google "external ATSC tuner" and you should find a few them. This would allow you to receive free Over The Air digital broadcasts with an antenna.
2) Get digital cable with a cable box. The cable box would connect to one of the A/V input jacks.
3) Get digital cable beside a cable box. The cable box would connect to one of the A/V input jacks.
4) Connect a Blu-Ray HD DVD player.

I hope this helps. Please return and select a Best Answer from all of those submitted. Source(s): Broadcast Engineer for 30 years.

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