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I currently own the Sharp LC-37G4U (HD-Ready TV) and I am interested in getting the few broadcasts that Comcast sends out through it's cable in HDTV without paying/renting the box from them.


So...What do I need to decode my Comcast Cable for HDTV?


Does anyone have experience with this...?
 

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Bob,


Check me if I'm wrong, but that model is an HDTV monitor, without an ATSC or QAM tuner. If true, then you'll need to hook up a STB to use Comcast HD.


If it had a QAM tuner onboard, you could (in theory) tune in a few HD channels; if it had a CableCARD slot, you could rent a CableCARD from Comcast to see all the HD channels (without having to rent a full blown STB). Likewise, if it had an ATSC tuner, you could hook up an antenna and tune in your local OTA HD channels.


As the specs read, though, it looks like you're going to have to get an HD STB. In my case, in Atlanta, IIRC, I get a HD PVR for $9.95/month, on top of the $4.95/month HD channel charge.
 
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