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    HDTV & Direct TV Question

    I am getting a 55" HDTV (Sanyo LCD) 1080pi / 120Hz. When I hook it up to my non-HD Direct TV receiver, will my picture be acceptable? / horrible? I am planning on getting the HD receiver, but I want to know whether I should wait to hook the new TV up until that time. Any suggestions would be helpful!


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    Re: HDTV & Direct TV Question

    It'll be standard definition TV just like you were watching before you got your new TV.



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    Re: HDTV & Direct TV Question

    Thanks a ton, I appreciate this!


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    Re: HDTV & Direct TV Question

    And then when you get your HD hooked up, you will be amazed, and question how you ever thought the other picture was acceptable.



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    Re: HDTV & Direct TV Question

    It's going to look like crap but it will just make you appreciate the he more.



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    Re: HDTV & Direct TV Question

    i was one of those who thought hd was no big deal. until i got it. now if it aint hd it might as well be black and white. or radio.



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    Re: HDTV & Direct TV Question

    Anything coming thru the non-HD box will look like crap...real crap. Two things to try and get you by until you get a new Directv box.

    1. Over the air antennae. Get one and at least be able to watch local channels in HD.
    2. Hook up a blue ray or at least a DVD player so you can enjoy a movie in higher resolution.


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