(hope this right place)mediacom digital cable, hdtv and hdtv receiver

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  1. johnBrownsdream

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    Hello I am new to the high definition thing and don't even know how and what a HDTV receiver hooks into to get htdv programms.
    I will read all the ins and outs on both my tv and the cable box...it is mediacom digital cable and the tv is a philips 27' HDTV model number will be furnished if necessary.

    cable box
    to tv/vcr
    rf in
    to rf in
    cable in
    to tv audio r/l
    to vcr audio r/l
    data (looks like a onitor plug for a computer)

    television
    hdmi
    antena 'a' 75 with a strange symbol next to it(maybe hertz?)
    av 1 red yellow and white plugins
    av2 same as above
    monitor out: L/mono channel
    right or red audio
    green plug (y)
    blue plug (pb?)
    red plug P with another strange symbol
    s-video

    I will only be looking mainly to watch football on the local channels here and want to know how I would hook everything together for that

    I would also like to know how to hook the cable box to the HDTV receiver to the HDTV so I can get any program on cable that is in HDTV (not just the ones on the local channels)

    want to be able to see and hear the local stuff mainly the bears games, if I wasn't to go the ant. route what could I do, buy a HDTV receiver and hook it to the cable box? and then to the tv? I guess I don't know anything about this and need more options/help....

    is there any tuners/receivers that I could hook to the cable then to the hdmi thing on the back of the tv, I am worried about the antena option because sometimes the storms screw up the channels and I would be real mad if I had to miss a game

    also how can I tell if it has a built in tuner?
     
  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Hi John,

    What exactly is the “it” you’re asking about?

    Regards,
    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  3. johnBrownsdream

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    matt
     
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    ???
     
  5. jonny h

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    John Brown-

    Your TV is "HD Ready." It lacks an HD tuner. This doesn't mean you can't watch HDTV... it just means you can't watch HDTV by plugging an antenna into it. You need an HD source. From what you've described, your cable box is not an HD cable box. Call your cable company and ask for one.
     
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    well that the problem they want a credit card and I don't have one, is there anything else I can do to get the local channels in at least?
     
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