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How can I use the HD channels from the coax cable?

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Hey guys,
I have a Samsung 32 inch LCD TV (LN32M460B2DXZC) and I'm about to buy another HDTV. I have a HD cable box right now hooked up to the tv, and I was wondering what I had to do if I wanted to hook up my current tv to a regular coax cable and keep the cable box for the new tv. The whole purpose of this is to save 300$ which is the price of the HD cable box. I've heard it was possible to get the HD signal from the coax cable without having to use a cable box.
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If your current TV has a coaxial input and an HD tuner built in, then I don't think you need a cable box. Otherwise you will need something to decode the signal, regardless if it is HD or not.
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For 300 bucks build a decent little budget HDTV
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Originally Posted by BlackDragon24 View Post
If your current TV has a coaxial input and an HD tuner built in, then I don't think you need a cable box. Otherwise you will need something to decode the signal, regardless if it is HD or not.
Well I connected the coax cable to the tv and I can see the cannels but they aren't hd...
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Not sure about Canada, but in the US pretty much all you'll get in HD via unencrypted digital cable(QAM) is local network stations. Even then, you're usually better off using an antenna, as picture quality is generally better due to lack of compression.
    
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