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by: lbuccino October 11, 2005 4:53 PM PDT

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Direct TV - HDTV Receiver Necessary?

by lbuccino - 10/11/05 4:53 PM

We just bought the Panasonic 42" plasma in EDTV (TH42PD25). It says it has an HDTV Cable Tuner and an HDMI Input.

My husband and I are having a debate - he says we should just get the regular Direct TV Receiver because since we don't have an HDTV - that's the best signal we're going to get anyway. I thought that if you had a built in HDTV cable tuner - you could convert down the HD signal to the highest possible pixel ratio your TV will support (which in any event is better than the regular Direct TV signal).

Does anyone have the final word on this? Which receiver do I need to get from Direct TV to get the best possible picture?

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