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Roamer asked in Consumer ElectronicsTVs · 1 decade ago

HD Ready and HD built-in, which 1 is better?

Mostly I use it for gaming.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I got an HD built in and let me tell you it was waste. The built in tuner is only used if you are using an antenna. As long as you have an HDMI or DVI port, you can watch HDTV from nearly any SAT and Cable box that supports HD.

    So...

    Antenna ...Built-in

    Cable box....HD ready is just fine

  • 1 decade ago

    HD built in.

    With HD-Ready, you have to have an HD source to watch something in HD. Something like an HD cable box or sat box is the only way to watch things in HD.

    HD built in means it has HD receivers in the set. If you have cable but no cable box, many cable companies do NOT scramble the local broadcast stations, so you can watch them in HD over the cable. You won't get ESPN or Discovery HD, but odds are you will get the local stations.

    Also, if you have a set of bunny ears, you can simply get the HD signals over the air for free. Many HD antennas have a switch on them that allows you to switch from cable to antenna in case your cable provider does scramble the local broadcast HD stations.

  • gp4rts
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    The FCC requires nearly all new sets to include digital tuners, so "HD Ready" is going to disappear. If you get your signals from cable or satellite, it doesn't make any difference, since you won't use the TV set's tuner anyway. So if you don't need the tuner, you may be able to get a bargain on an older model "HD Ready" TV.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    hd built in its alot better than hd ready because it kinda blurry but hd built in its clear and get hd built in on a lcd tv lcd is better than plasma lcd they last longer and its liquid crystal device and plasma if you ever play video games it will get all bad you can see the charachters when your watching the tv and on lcd you dont

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