The home theater system I started building back in 2000 when I purchased my Pioneer receiver and a set of speakers was finally completed this weekend when I added the Panasonic TH-42PD25UP 42″ plasma EDTV to my setup. My budget couldn’t handle a full-blown HDTV, but I am perfectly happy so far with the excellent picture quality on this unit, even on standard analog cable. I connected an HD antenna and can now pull all of the local stations’ digital broadcasts OTA (over-the-air). The built in ATSC/QAM tuner means I can receive the local digital stations (like Fox-HD) over my existing analog cable connection from Brighthouse, and the CableCard slot means no cable box when I do decide to go with digital cable in the future.
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