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by x5 / September 8, 2006 1:48 AM PDT

We just bought our 3rd HDTV set. I will stick to one part of the HDTV question: That is the purchase of a ?cable card? ready set. We looked into this very closely and decided NOT to buy that type HDTV set. The reason was the warranty. There have been reports of the cable card ?burning? up in the set. When it came down to whose fault it was and who would cover the warranty ? namely the manufacturer, cable company or our retail store who sold it to us ? no one wanted to take the blame. Our source was the retail stores we went to researching the set to buy. In the end we opted to get the HDTV and the HD cable box from out cable company. Besides saving about $300 by not buying a ?cable card? ready set there are some other cable card issues such has ?interactive? TV. Make sure you talk to your cable company about the ?cable card?, before you buy the HDTV set.

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