- Jan 24, 2004
Well after weeks and weeks of trying to decide on what TV to get I finally made a decision. I went with the Sony KDF50WE655 lcd projection. All I can say is WOW!! I am loving it. I have a couple questions regarding HD though. I have Dish Network hooked up right now and I am have cable internet as well. While hooking up my all my components to the new tv I thought to myself I'll check to see if somehow I have cable tv as well. Come to find out I do. Apparently the cable company didn't put a filter on to filter out the frequency for tv channels. So I start the auto program and it picks up 77 analog channels and 243 digital channels. Almost all of them are digital audio channels but some are actual HD (atleast I think). When I put on the HD channels in the info display up top it says 1080i 16:9, thats HD right? I have Discovery HD theater, ESPN HD, Universal HD (never heard of that one), a local NBC that does HD at times, and a local ABC that does some HD. These channels are absolutely amazing in picture quality. My wife and I were watching Law & Order: SVU on the NBC HD channel and we were blown away that we could see stray hairs on the guys head that were out of place. I tried a Terk TV55 to pick up local HD OTA channels but didn't have much luck. So I am returning the antenna but I am just amazed that I am getting the free cable and HD on top of that. I asked the cable company about 4 months ago about if I had the internet if I were going to get cable as well and they said no it would be more money so I guess what they don't know won't hurt them. So my question is if it says 1080i and 16:9 is it HD then? A game on ESPN HD was 720p 16:9 as well.