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plasma hdtv without hd service

Posted by jln5 (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 14, 12 at 9:56

I am inheriting a 42" Panasonic Plasma tv, I believe it is only a year or two old. It looked beautiful when it was connected to HDTV service through the cable company, but when they came and took the box/special remote away, it did not look good at all. As the cable guy said, you can see all of the pixels. I am not going to have HDTV cable service where I will be using it. Is there going to be a way to perhaps change the settings so it will look better without hdtv? Of course I am not expecting it to look as good, but right now in it's current location without HDTV, it looks terrible IMO. Thanks.

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RE: plasma hdtv without hd service

Just so I'm clear, are you running this with an analog cable signal, or over the air with an antenna?

RE: plasma hdtv without hd service

Yes, analog cable signal.

RE: plasma hdtv without hd service

You will need to rescan the channels. Then, start with channel 2 and click ^ slowly viewing each channel that is shown. Some cablecos provide unencrypted streams of the major networks in clear QAM, and these will look significantly better than the analog channels.

RE: plasma hdtv without hd service

Great, thank you so much. I don't have the tv at my house yet, and I can choose between the 42" Panasonic Plasma or a 32" Samsung (not plasma). When they were hooked up to HD, the plasma looked phenomenal, but when the cable guy unhooked it, it looked worse than the Samsung, so I was debating taking the Samsung instead of the plasma.

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