HDTV & Direct TV Question

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  1. kentkel

    kentkel Well-Known Member

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    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!
     
  2. isuno1fan

    isuno1fan Well-Known Member

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

    kentkel Well-Known Member

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    Thanks a ton, I appreciate this!
     
  4. peteypie

    peteypie Well-Known Member

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

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    It's going to look like crap but it will just make you appreciate the he more.
     
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    ruxCYtable Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  7. BigBake

    BigBake Well-Known Member

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    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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