BCF68, great way to railroad a thread. Maybe you should realize that when someone states something, it does not have to always be a match of witts.
If the manufacturer wants to make a hdset and not put in a tuner, it will say on the box "External tuner needed.". If they only want to make it ATSC capable, or iinclude QAM, they will satate that in the specs, and on the box.
The labels were stupid to begin with, due to some idiot sued, and the FCC also thought that consumers were not able to think for themselves. The best part is were they spent millions of tax dollars to tell people the differenc of analog amd digital, which really screwed the majority up, due to they already had catv or satellite, and have not seen a tv on an antenna in uears, or never knew that you could get tv through the airwaves. They thought that you needed a wire attached to the back of the tvset.