Can you provide a link to your college webpag that explains the required technical characteristics of the "HD Capable" Tuner? They either mean a DTV with an OTA ATSC format tuner
, which ALL DTVs support.....or possibly they mean a DTV which also has a Clear QAM Cable Tuner
, which is supported by a much smaller number of DTVs.
If the signals are ATSC, any DTV will work, although you might want to use an TV Coax A/B Switch to switch between the cable feed and an Indoor OTA Antenna if there are channels not carried on the college's cable network.
If you are using an old low-rez Analog TV, all you need to receive ATSC is an inexpensive low-rez "Coupon Eligible Converter Box
" with RF Ch3/4 and Composite Video output (Yellow/Red/White). CECBs can be readily found on eBay....or use one of the HD Capable OTA ATSC capable STBs, most with HDMI output, found in the fol. list:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/179095/the-official-avs-hdtv-stb-synopsisIf the signals are Clear QAM
, only those DTV's with that capability will work (download and search User Guide for your model).
If you have a DTV without Clear QAM capability, then you can use one of Clear QAM Capable HD STB's
in the above list....most will have HDMI output.
If you have a old low-rez Analog TV, the same Clear QAM Capable HD STB
can be used, using their Composite Video output (Yellow/White/Red). If your Analog TV doesn't have Composite Video input, look for an STB with Ch3/4 RF output...or buy an inexpensive Composite Video to Analog NTSC (usually UHF RF channel) Modulator.