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post #1 of 7 Old 01-18-2009, 02:54 PM - Thread Starter
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Looking for some opinions..

I have a great Samsung 50" HD DLP tv but it does'nt have a built in digital tuner.

I know that my cable company does have channels that i could receive through a tuner with clear Qam.

What is my best cheapest option for a stand alone tuner??
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Thanks but all of those look to be for OTA, im looking for cable clear Qam.
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Thanks but all of those look to be for OTA, im looking for cable clear Qam.

There's a whole list of boxes that include QAM.
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A few on the list were clear QAM.
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Available Now:
· Centronics ZAT502 HD $70 ATSC, Clear QAM
· Samsung DTB-H260F $179 ATSC, Clear QAM
· TiVo HD $299 ATSC, CableCARD, Clear QAM, NTSC
· Contemporary Research 232-ATSC $1050 ATSC, NTSC, Clear QAM, RS-232 control
· KWORLD SA290-Q LE $100 ATSC, Clear QAM (analog audio only; no DD output)

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You are correct, all on the list can decode cable except for the Centronics, from what i can tell it is OTA only.

Tivo - to expensive and a monthly fee...
Contemporary Research - way to expensive, I could buy a new tv for that price.
K-World - no digital audio.

Samsung looks like the obvious choice. Thanks for the help!!
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