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Hi! Just recently purchased a Samsung LED TV model UN40B6000 here in the State.My problem is going to use it in the Philippines which we are only using a standard or regular cable and one of my friend told me that it wont get a crisp or high definition image using a regular cable but havent tried it yet coz i just shipped it,i wanna know before it came ther so i can get any gadget or something i can put it since Im still here in the State.My question is if there's any way or solution that i can do to make the pictures nice? I will highly appreciate all your helps!Thanks!
 

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that all depends on what kind of cable service you can get there, or satellite. is it a cable company? call them and ask what kind of HD package they offer, if any. if not, im pretty sure you can still get direct tv there, with an HD box.


but to answer your simple question, no, standard cable is not HD, and will most likely look like crap on a new LED tv. the only other way to get HD is to get an antenna, but that depends on if there are any local stations there, which i doubt.
 

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Philippines broadcasts use NTSC-M format (same as the US) I don't know if they have gone 8VSB digital yet and could not find any definitive information in a quick search. But it looks like cable (in Manila) and satellite are an option.


From Wikipedia Television in the Philippines


In Metro Manila, SkyCable , Global Destiny Cable and Cablelink are the primary cable operators. SkyCable also has provincial affiliates, which carry the former's brand and programming may vary from the one provided in Metro Manila.


In 2006, digital cable was launched. This not only made additional channels possible but also pre-paid cable service. Both companies also offer cable internet where cable television is bundled either free or at a discount.


Besides cable, direct-to-home satellite is offered through Dream Satellite Television and has pre-paid variants as well.
 

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that all depends on what kind of cable service you can get there, or satellite. is it a cable company? call them and ask what kind of HD package they offer, if any. if not, im pretty sure you can still get direct tv there, with an HD box.


but to answer your simple question, no, standard cable is not HD, and will most likely look like crap on a new LED tv. the only other way to get HD is to get an antenna, but that depends on if there are any local stations there, which i doubt.[/QUO


i just talked to our cable service provider and they said that they dont have an hd cable there even an hd box.regarding the antenna can i just use the regular antenna that sells also in the philippines or i need to buy a particular antenna for that kind of tv like the one selling in bestbuy?i think i can get all the local channels in the phillipines but dont know which antenna need to be used..and one more question is theres a way i can get an international channel like hbo,cnn,etc. just by using the antenna? sorry for too much question i just really dont know what to do..thanks again!
 

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pictures for HD are commonly using hdmi , you can use it in philippines, now some cable providers in phil have hd output decoders, you can request one from them, but i think you have to pay for some charges, decoders are use to get rid of tapping, it has its own remote for controlling channels.
 

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i think he means the cable company has an HD box, but no HD programming.

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regarding the antenna can i just use the regular antenna that sells also in the philippines or i need to buy a particular antenna for that kind of tv like the one selling in bestbuy?

an antenna is an antenna, there are no "tv specific" antennas. any one will work. but like i said, make sure you check to see if there are any local channels, and is they broadcast in hd or sd.

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is theres a way i can get an international channel like hbo,cnn,etc. just by using the antenna?

no, you have to pay to get those channels. if your cable company doesnt offer them, you will have to get a satelite and pay for that service. i would actually recommend doing that since you can get HD that way, since you say the cable co doesnt offer hd.
 
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