Could I buy a HDTV LCD Television without having a hd terminal, (if i only have a regular cable tv terminal).?
Your tv will connect up fine, as it seems like you know this already.
I want you to know that there is no such thing as an HD "terminal" and that the HD channels that your cable company offers come through the same cable, they are just digital signals instead of analog.
If you have digital cable already, I suggest getting an HD cable box. This will make your viewing experience a lot better. If you are not willing to do that, then you do not need to worry about spending the money on an HDTV right now.
I would also like to mention that there are 32" LCD tvs that have a sticker on them that say "DCR", which means digital cable ready and this will allow you to get digital cable channels on the TV.
I know what you mean about not needing HD in your bedroom. Many people are getting HDTVs and HD cable boxes for their family or living rooms and waiting until later to get it around the house, which reminds me of how TVs themselves went from just in the living room into multiple rooms in the house in the 1970s and 1980s.
Standard shows will not look right on an HDTV as the picture is in a more square format. Hence, the name widescreen for HDTVs. This will be the standard of the future, but for right now, you will either have black bars on the left and right of your screen when displaying standard definition shows or you will stretch the image to fit the wide screen and everyone will look fat on the TV or you will zoom in and cut off the top and bottom of the broadcast.
Basically, HDTVs are made for HD and SDTVs are made for SD. I love my HD set, but I wouldn't rush into anything now.
As far as I know, the FCC required all HDTV's to be compatable with current standard TV broadcast signals. So I would say you should have no problem at all in the area you describe.
Yes, you can do it, but you will be disappointed in the image quality. HDTV's are designed for HD signals. Your standard analog cable TV will look fuzzy and blurry on your HDTV. You would be better off buying a standard tube TV to watch standard analog channels. A tube TV will look better.
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