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I have it's little sister the 51HX93 and thoroughly enjoy it.
However, I have to use a cable box because Time Warner (San Antonio) keeps
relocating the HD signals or dropping them all together from the standard
digital cable feed.
This poses 2 problems and a couple of irritations.
The stretch modes on the set do not work with the cable box. It works with
a DVD player via component inputs but not with the STB. So, I have two
inputs for cable. One for watching the network or other HDTV programs and
one for digital cable (so I can use the stretch modes)
The sound level out of the cable box is lower than the set. This means I
occasionally get my ears pierced when switching inputs.
The downer is I paid an extra $700 for the built in tuner that I really
can't/don't use/need (most of the time).
The other irritation is that digital cable looks better using the built in
tuner which is another reason why I have an alternate input for cable.
Aside from the On demand features of digital cable, I see no reason for TW
not to transmit an HD signal that my tuner can lock onto. Except then they
couldn't charge me an extra $6.50 per month for the STB.
"John R. Reyes" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Hi gals & guys,
> Any feedback or does anyone own this HDTV? Set doesn't have an OPTICAL
> OUT, what does this connection do? Set does have (2) 1394 EEE connections
> and an ATSC TUNER.
> TIA, JR