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Old 02-02-2012, 06:23 PM   #1
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My mom has basic cable, no HD, Comcast, eastern FL. When she watches a sporting event, there is a prompt: "Push button to watch in HD." So if I get her an HD tv, I'm thinking cheap - one of the old CRTs, and hook it up, can we get that game in HD? Btw, my first guess was that pushing the button would switch to an HD channel which would be blank, but that doesn't happen.
Just curious, I have HD direct tv at my house.
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The button pushing thing is kinda weird, but if you get a HDTV with a cable (QAM) tuner, then yes you should be able to get your local TV stations in HD. An older CRT HDTV will probably not have a QAM tuner.
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:17 PM   #3
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My mom has basic cable, no HD, Comcast, eastern FL. When she watches a sporting event, there is a prompt: "Push button to watch in HD." So if I get her an HD tv, I'm thinking cheap - one of the old CRTs, and hook it up, can we get that game in HD? Btw, my first guess was that pushing the button would switch to an HD channel which would be blank, but that doesn't happen.
Just curious, I have HD direct tv at my house.
does she have an HDTV and HD box? if not it will not be in HD.
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:32 AM   #4
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My mom has basic cable, no HD, Comcast, eastern FL. When she watches a sporting event, there is a prompt: "Push button to watch in HD." So if I get her an HD tv, I'm thinking cheap - one of the old CRTs, and hook it up, can we get that game in HD? Btw, my first guess was that pushing the button would switch to an HD channel which would be blank, but that doesn't happen.
Just curious, I have HD direct tv at my house.
The "Watch in HD' feature is standard to all of our STBs; it will simply swap you to the HD channel for that program. If you have a standard cable box, you will have sound with no picture. If you are able to see a picture, then you have an HD capable box that just needs an HD tv and connections to make it look better.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:42 PM   #5
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Thanks for the answers. I ended up buying an old 38" RCA crt hdtv for $50. It has a built in HD receiver and direct tv receiver. My mom is getting about 10 channels in HD, incl. the networks, and ESPN, so the important stuff.
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Thanks for the answers. I ended up buying an old 38" RCA crt hdtv for $50. It has a built in HD receiver and direct tv receiver. My mom is getting about 10 channels in HD, incl. the networks, and ESPN, so the important stuff.
It has a DTv receiver built in? can you tell the model number?
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It has a DTv receiver built in? can you tell the model number?
I think it is this one: RCA F38310 HDTV

Here is a review: http://www.hometheater.com/content/r...-inch-crt-hdtv
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Wow very cool to know, thanks
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