Can HD Set Top Box be used with Cable HDTV?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Christopher Chung, Jun 18, 2003.

  1. Christopher Chung

    Christopher Chung Stunt Coordinator

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    Adelphia is claiming that in the next few months or so, they will be adding HD services soon. They plan to lease their boxes for about $17, but I was wondering if I could just use my current set-top box instead.

    I have the Pansonic TU-DST51. The input options are Antenna, Cable STD, Cable HRC, or Cable IRC. I'm assuming I can just select one of the inputs based on what type of cable Adelphia provides.

    Am I correct in assuming this?

    Thanks in advance,
    Chris
     
  2. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    Generally no.

    The frequency band assignments, or channels, for over the air HDTV stations (and also over the air UHF stations) are not the same as for cable.

    Also the way the HDTV video is compressed may be different for cable vs. over the air.

    Video hints:
    http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm
     
  3. Christopher Chung

    Christopher Chung Stunt Coordinator

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    *bump*

    Thanks Allan.

    Anybody know for sure whether one of the input settings on my box will be compatible with my cable's signal?
     

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