I just picked up an HD Trinitron and can't figure out how to view the HD channels through it. I'm not currently paying for cable but still get the "over-the-air" channels coming over the wire (co-ax). When I still had my plasma, it picked up the HD channels fine, but I can't figure it out now. My model # is KV-30HS420.
Ahhh...I thought all the HD Trinitrons did. Thanks!
Only model numbers beginning in KD do. Model numbers beginning in KV only have an analog tuner.
You can still get over-the-air HDTV if you purchase an external OTA HDTV tuner. These cost more than your standard low-quality, low-end, at-one-time-coupon-eligible, digital "converter boxes" but are well worth the extra money. Do a bit of research before buying one, since they all seem to fall into at least one of these categories:
Glitchy or prone to functional problems
May require additional hardware to work properly
There is a thread in the HDTV Technical section (click here) that lists current and discontinued models.
I had the same problem. I have an HTPC hooked up to mine via HDMI so the fix was simple. I just bought a PCI tuner card for $30. Works like a charm. Also, if you have a laptop with HDMI, an Expresscard, or USB TV tuner can be had for cheap.