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Q16. Do I need any additional equipment to watch HDTV broadcasts on my plasma TV?

Answer:

In order to view over-the-air (OTA) HDTV broadcasts, you need to be within the reception area of a TV station broadcasting HDTV signals. Your plasma TV requires an HDTV tuner and an external antenna to receive the broadcasts.

The latest Panasonic plasma TVs have built-in HDTV tuners, so only an antenna is required. If your model does not have a built-in digital tuner, you may need a separate set-top HDTV tuner. Please contact your cable or satellite provider to inquire about additional equipment required for reception of HDTV channels.