Originally Posted by yorkmapper
Can I run channels in standard definition on an LED TV? I have a Samsung 6100 Smart TV but do not have HD. I do have basic cable. The non-HD channels display poorly. Thanks.
I think the easiest and most direct answer to your question may be as follows, and that you simply gave up with all the back and forth discussing things far past what you were asking. From what you say it sounds like you have basic cable, so all channels are SD whether digital or analog signal. This will give you terrible SD picture, for cable channels there is little you can do however for anything you are capable of getting over the air from a standard antenna, you can get varying degrees of HD quality programming depending on where you live and it often surpasses the HD version of your local channels delivered through the cable co., I think someone was heading down this road but brought up converter boxes and such which is but I think IMO at least the simplest way for you to get much better picture is to go to radio shack and buy a coax splitter, engage the salesman and let him know what your doing and he'll help you get the proper splitter and an antenna, although I would suggest getting a cheaper but highly rated antenna online, unless you are far from the city and the channels source and you need a full fledged roof mounted antenna, which are still cheap at RadioShack, and you'll be pulling in 20'ish HD channels and even more SD that look much better. Your tv definately has a built in ATSC tuner so pulling HD channels in OTA is no issue.