Basic Cable vs. HD Cable, and my Tivo...


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Username: Turtlehead

Santa Barbara, CA USA

Post Number: 1
Registered: Mar-08
Alright, we have a 52" Panasonic HD tv.

We just ordered basic/standard cable. I'm surprised just how bad this looks on this tv.

Would HD cable make any difference for standard programming?

And then, to top if off, I've got two years left on my Tivo account. My understanding is that my Tivo account doesn't even do HD?

Any thoughts or suggestions on my best options for getting the best quality programming.

Will HD cable give me better quality on my regular programming ie: ABC and such?


Gold Member
Username: Samijubal

Post Number: 3765
Registered: Jul-04
If your TV has an ATSC tuner, you can get networks for free with an antenna, if you are close enough to the transmitters. Go to and see if there are HD channels in your area and what size antenna you need to receive them.

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Username: Napoleon336

Post Number: 2
Registered: Jun-08
I have basic cable seperate from my dish. My dish looks fine but my basic cable looke terrible and some channels flicker on and off.

Is there anything i can do to stop that?

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