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Why is HDTV working on old school TV??

by kmccoskery / October 25, 2004 3:06 AM PDT

I am in the process of buying an HDTV, but in the mean time I had my local cable company hook up my HDTV converter box so I would be ready to go when I get my new TV. But when I got my new cable box I noticed I could receive the HD channels... Can anyone tell my why I am receiving the HD channels on an old TV that isn't HD capable? Is this normal??

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Re: Why is HDTV working on old school TV??
by Art / October 25, 2004 3:21 PM PDT

You maybe getting the HD channels but when you look at that channels through your new HDTV, you will see how much better it look. The HDTV uses a different connection. Enjoy!

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Re: Why is HDTV working on old school TV??
by BONSPEED / November 1, 2004 8:52 AM PST

ALTHOUGH YOU ARE ABLE TO RECIEVE THE HDTV SIGNALS WITH YOUR HDTV CABLE BOX YOUR NOT WATCHING AN HIGH DEFINITION PICTURE. YOUR OLD TV IS JUST DISPLAYING WHAT IT CAN. THE PICTURE MIGHT SEEM BETTER BECAUSE THE HD SIGNAL IS OF HIGHER QUALITY. YOU'LL NOTICED A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE ONCE YOU GET A TRUE HDTV.

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