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The requirement to have an HDTV tuner built in was phased in--for TV's. For other devices, sometimes not. And there are apparently still a LOT of TV's on the market now, which were manufactured before the rule took effect.
As usual, caveat emptor, a lot of "clearance" priced TV's are just going to have analog tuners and if you can't or don't invest in an HDTV "downconverter" in 2009...they'll have limited uses.
I was looking for a 15" or smaller tv, analog+hdtv ready to use now--and found there's very little. Seems like everyone wants 17-19" asw the minimum now, dual use as a monitor.