Does my new smart tv require HDMI? I have digital cable service.

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I know nothing about televisions really, but need to get a new smart TV for the hubby-unit. Will I need an HDMI cable if we have digital cable service? Do those two things have anything to do with each other? I just want him to be able to plug it in and go...so he'll need whatever accessories are required for the new smart TV.
 

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Probably!
Do you have existing digital cable services? Usually now you get a little box for each TV, and that does include an HDMI cable. You probably already have one!

If you have regular cable, and you use a coaxial going directly into the TV to get your service, you will likely need to call your cable company to switch over to digital service.

Hope that makes sense!!
 

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We have DirectTV and a recording box sohe can record his shows and watch them when he can't sleep. Is that digital cable? I know I could ask the cable company or vendor but I don't want to just be sold a line - or things I don't need.
 
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