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Old 12-05-2012, 01:53 PM
 
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yeah I don't get this post. 1) The xbox 360 is a high def game system. Hell it looks odd in low def. 2) what is the cost for blu ray these days? nothing 3) Roku is what $70 bucks? 4) Over the air is in high def 5) your cable company will give you a high def box

My guess is you plugged the RCA into the component jacks to get the weird color issues. Component is 3 videos 2 audios. but they look like RCA.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:48 AM
 
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Technically speaking, HDTV isn't about devices, it's about HD...TV...broadcast as a source. I've been watching HDTV for 10 years, and bought my first non-TV HD source component (Blu-ray) only last week. I had HD cable for a while, then switched to Dish HD a few years ago.

As someone else said, I doubt you can find a new non-HDTV today. But be sure you have an HD source (OTA, cable, sat, etc.) for your new TV. Not having HD content for a modern TV is like driving a Ferrari with the parking brake on. It will work, but defeats the point of buying a Ferrari.

You definitely had some incorrect connections.
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:44 AM
 
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HEY....be nice this is my first time buying a tv
Other than a few little portable sets(less than 10 inches), I know of no new non-HDTVs for sale in the US anymore. I haven't even seen one in a store since maybe late 2009. All new sets are HD. If you live withing 50 miles or so of a reasonably sized city then you have an HD source. All over the air TV is now digital and most local affiliates now broadcast in HD.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Yeah, the XBox 360 is a High Def gaming system, and if you hook the TV up to rabbit ears or a roof top antenna, you'll get uncompressed high definition local channels. That's why many people are heading toward cord cutting.
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:05 PM
 
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Yeah, the XBox 360 is a High Def gaming system, and if you hook the TV up to rabbit ears or a roof top antenna, you'll get uncompressed high definition local channels. That's why many people are heading toward cord cutting.
The channels you'll get with an antenna, if any, is based on where you live.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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yeah I don't get this post. 1) The xbox 360 is a high def game system. Hell it looks odd in low def. 2) what is the cost for blu ray these days? nothing 3) Roku is what $70 bucks? 4) Over the air is in high def 5) your cable company will give you a high def box

My guess is you plugged the RCA into the component jacks to get the weird color issues. Component is 3 videos 2 audios. but they look like RCA.
Good point, you should consider what you might get in the future (e.g. before you upgrade the TV in 10 years or so), not by what your current needs are. 1080p TVs are common and cheap nowadays. It's hard to justify not going with HDTV.

If you really want to future proof your investment (and are willing to take out a second mortgage) get an Ultra HD TV.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:48 AM
 
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the satellite box with the RCA cords and the TV didn't like it the picture was in black and white in kind of a checker pattern
RCA or the yellow video wire only carries a SD diganl.

You probably hooked up that up the component inputs which are red, green and blue. They are exactly like RCA jacks. There will also be an additional 2 cables white and red for audio.

If you have an HDMI jack on both devices it's the only cable you need.
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