Here come my very basic, clueless noob questions. Your patience is appreciated!
We've had basic, old tech cable for a long time. Basic cable service from Comcast, in via coax cable into a Comcast-supplied DTV box (Motorola DCH70) then into an older (but perfectly functional) analog TV. No HD content.
We're finally beginning to upgrade a piece here and there. First component is our main TV: I brought home a new digital HD TV today (Vizio E422VA).
If I simply swap out our old (analog) TV and replace it with the new HD digital TV, will that work? Of course, I know we won't get HD on it until we upgrade to HD service. I'm just wondering if I hook up the new TV in the place of the old one if we'll get any picture (SD) on it at all?
As I said, right now we've got a Comcast set-top box; this was supplied by Comcast when they went digital here. I assume this box does digital-to-analog conversion, so that's probably unnecessary with the new digital TV (it also provides some On-Demand services - not sure what else it does besides tuning channels, but the new TV should cover that).
We will be upgrading to HD service at some point soon (considering switching providers, too), but in the interim, can we just hook up the new TV where the old one is and use it that way for the time being? If so, should we remove the Comcast box and just go straight from the wall (coax) into the back of the new TV?
Thanks in advance for your help!