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terrestrial DTV vs. HDTV and my "big-ish" TV mistake...

so I recently purchased an AQUOS 37" LCD TV and found that although I have an built-in ATSC/QAM/NTSC Tuners, the sharpusa.com website states I can get DTV...but not HDTV over-the-air broadcasts. I felt like an idiot 'cause I was just about to but an antenna (I mostly need broadband internet, I barely watch TV...I'll save the money...)

so here's my question: would I be able to tune into terrestrial HDTV but it'll just be "downgraded" to 480p? Or would I get nothing at all?

I know I can purchase an HDTV tuner from Samsung (http://www.samsung.com/products/digitalsettopbox/hdtvtuners/index.asp)
but I'd really rather not.

anyone have any ideas or insight on this? I got the TV for a good price...so I'm not looking forward to returning it...

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MR MD YOU WILL BE OK

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You will receive all your locals in there digital form and the picture will look just like standard def. except there will be no snow, You also stated that you dont watch that much t.v. THINK AGAIN PLEASE. A 16X9 hi-def t.v. will open a whole new world for you. With a sweet cable, or hi-def satellite system and a nice 5.1. audio system You can have a movie theater experience in your home. When you order the Hi-Def package you will see programming beyond belief Just Doscovery h.d. theater alone is worth the small extra fee. e.s.p.n, H.D. net movies awsome classic movies in thrilling h.d t.n.t. P.B.S and much more point why buy something if your not going to enjoy it and the last touch is your snack bar please post back to us and we will help you build a movie theater stewe

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You misread. . .

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You will be able to receive HD programming and it will be displayed at the TV's native resolution of 720. HD. Unless the model is the LC-37D90U, then it's full 1080.

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hmmm...i see; conflicting info...

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BY NOW ALL NEW TV'S COMING INTO THE STATES MUST RECEIVE.....

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BROADCAST or OTA channels in your area, for free.
Give SHARP a call. But I'd rather exchange that SHARP for a better HDTV.

river.

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You're confusing yourself. . .

In reply to: hmmm...i see; conflicting info...

From that site:

The AQUOS LC-37D43U LCD television is an HDTV with built-in ATSC/QAM/NTSC tuners. . .

This means it'll receive HD OTA signals.

HDTV resolution of 1366 x 768. . .

Native resolution is 720.

This is an HDTV. If you want 1080 resolution, add money.

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Thanks everyone! TV is capable, Sharp need to update ...

In reply to: terrestrial DTV vs. HDTV and my "big-ish" TV mistake...

Thanks everyone! I called Sharp, TV is capable and a newer model. Sharp need to update their list...

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