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Username: Ralphs

Post Number: 2
Registered: Jan-08
I have Verizon FiOS service. At present have 3 TVs with 3 boxes. Am not interested in PPV or any of the bells & whistels that come with the box. Question: Will a newly installed HDTV receive HD signal without the box? Will I be able to use the Verizon channels to view programs.
 

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Username: Tapeman

New York City in-HD, NY

Post Number: 2196
Registered: Oct-06
Yo can get all locals HD and any HD in clear (non-encrypted pgms)
Plug cable directly to TV tuner and start scanning

Yo can return one box and share one box This is how to:
https://www.ecoustics.com/cgi-bin/bbs/show.pl?tpc=2&post=1063352#POST1063352
 

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Username: Ralphs

Post Number: 3
Registered: Jan-08
Am planing to buy a LCD HDTV. The seller recommends purchasing an additional bundle consisting of 2 HDMI cables, 2 audio cables, 3 component cables and a cleaning kit. All for $90.00. Is this a necessary purchase for simply viewing HD and SD channels? Thanks.
 

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Username: Tapeman

New York City in-HD, NY

Post Number: 2231
Registered: Oct-06
I wouldn't
Check e-bay
Prices a lot cheaper
 

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Username: Ralphs

Post Number: 4
Registered: Jan-08
In reference to the above. Thanks for the info. I guess my real question should have been--Is that bundle necessary to hook-up the new TV, or is it used for accessories? Since this will be a wall mounted installation, can I simply connect to the existing Verizon cable?
 

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Username: Tapeman

New York City in-HD, NY

Post Number: 2245
Registered: Oct-06
Verizon is responsible to get yo up and runing for new installation (1-TV)only this means providing yo all cables required for the service for up to 1-TV bu simply ask verizon

For your seller $90 is a lot
Compare prices at e-bay and maybe make your choice

Do yo need the wires?
Yes won't work without
 

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Username: Ralphs

Post Number: 5
Registered: Jan-08
It is my understanding, in order to receive an HD signal on a new HDTV, you must have an HD set top box. If this is true, is one obligated to rent a box from the cable company, or can it be purchased from an independent supplier (bearing in mind I'm not interested in PPV) to save the monthly rental fee?
 

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Username: Tapeman

New York City in-HD, NY

Post Number: 2324
Registered: Oct-06
No
As long as yo pay for basic cable Yo should be able to get ABC,CBS,NBC,Fox,WB,PBS and even few more all in HD
But not TBS,TNT,USA,CNN,ESPN,MTV these require service box
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