What Do I Need To Get High Definition Television (HDTV)?

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In order to watch high definition (HD) programming, you will need a television capable of displaying High Definition video and a source of High Definition programming, such as from a cable or satellite TV provider.


  • HD-ready: These televisions don't have a built-in digital tuner, but they are capable of displaying HD images when connected to an external digital (ATSC) tuner.
  • Integrated HDTV: These televisions have a built-in digital (ATSC) tuner. They are capable of receiving and decoding HD signals from an over-the-air (OTA) broadcast station when connected to an antenna.

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