Can hd tuners and antenna's be used with older tv's to get hdtv channels?

wondering if I can buy tuner and antenna to be used on my old tv, or should I buy new tv with tuner?

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  • Ron E
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    IT depends on the tuner. If it has the proper output, you can get the channels, but they will be in standard definition on your old TV - either letterbox or cut off on the sides.. Tuners are running about $250 and many large cities have more digital channels than analog, so it may be worth it in your area, especially if you do not have cable TV.

  • 1 decade ago

    You TV has to be able to except an HD tv signal. When everyone goes to a digital signal in 2009 you might be able to buy a converter box, but right now HD tv's aren't that expensive, and if it's something you really want, I wouldn't mess with a tv that cannot do it.

  • 1 decade ago

    Unless you have a HDTV, and/or a HDEV tuner that is built into them, your ld TV won't show the HD picture

    Source(s): Common Knowledge
  • ?
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    You need a roof antenna for digital, there aren't any short cuts.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Go buy new tv ,throw old one away ur sell old one in yard garage or basement sale.

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