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Noob question

deppeler
07-10-2008, 10:08 PM
I have just purchased a Sony 40w4100 LCD 120hz HDTV.
I am on expanded basic cable.
My question is will I be able to recieve any HD programs with my tv via the cable.
Or do I have to upgrade to a digital package?
I don't want to receive ota at the moment as we are over 60 miles from the tv tranmitters and would be costly.
I just want to know if I am going to see any HD programs via basic (expanded) cable.

thanks

BrianO
07-10-2008, 11:52 PM
Your TV contains a QAM tuner which can handle any unencrypted digital cable channels that your cable provider includes in its basic service. Just connect your cable to your TV and run its autoscan function, making sure that you are scanning for cable channels rather than OTA. See your manual for details.

Depending on your cable provider you could very well pick up some digital channels in addition to the analogue channels. Some of the digital channels might be HD (once again depending on your cable provider). If you do pick up digital channels they will most likely be your local channels.

deppeler
07-11-2008, 02:49 PM
Your TV contains a QAM tuner which can handle any unencrypted digital cable channels that your cable provider includes in its basic service. Just connect your cable to your TV and run its autoscan function, making sure that you are scanning for cable channels rather than OTA. See your manual for details.

Depending on your cable provider you could very well pick up some digital channels in addition to the analogue channels. Some of the digital channels might be HD (once again depending on your cable provider). If you do pick up digital channels they will most likely be your local channels.

thanks for the info.
Also, how will I know if the channel is being broadcast in HD?
Is it just a purely visula thing or does the TV have a HD logo on the feed or something?

thanks

mschupp
07-11-2008, 04:26 PM
thanks for the info.
Also, how will I know if the channel is being broadcast in HD?
Is it just a purely visula thing or does the TV have a HD logo on the feed or something?

thanksCheck your manual to see if the set has a "display" function (should be a button on the remote). That should show the channel number and broadcast format of the current channel.

deppeler
07-15-2008, 09:09 AM
I ended up getting 51 digital channels :) for free...