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Over The Air DTV/HDTV/Cable Clear QAM
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HD STB
· Channel Master CM-7001 $149 ATSC, Clear QAM (also known as Centronics ZAT502) ( http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1324254 )
· Centronics ZAT502 HD $120 ATSC, Clear QAM (also known as Channel Master CM-7001, RTC DTA1100HD, Digiwave DTV5000HD, Firebird-Systems DCT101/210, Electronic Master DTV-5000HD) ( http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1136626 )
· Winegard RC-1010 $130 ATSC ( http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=800287 )
· PrimeDTV PHD-205LE $139 ATSC, Clear QAM (also known as Firebird-Systems DCT615) ( http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=638769 )
· PrimeDTV PHD-8VX $172 ATSC, Clear QAM, NTSC
1080p upconversion for all inputs, 3 HDMI inputs, 1 component video input, 1 S-Video input, 1 VGA input, input switching.
http://www.epvision.com/HDTVSTB/phd8vxmain.htm ( http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1205954 )

HD DVR
· Epvision PHD-VRX2 $210: ATSC, ClearQAM, NTSC 2 tuner, external storage allowed (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1414002/epvision-phd-vrx-owners-thread)
· Channel Master TV CM 7500 HD DVR $250 ATSC, 35 Hours HD Recording (expandable) ( http://www.avsforum.com/t/1500872/channel-master-cm-7500-2-tuner-ota-dvr-with-guide )
· TiVo Premiere HD DVR $99 320GB (46 HD hours) and $299 1TB (156 HD hours) ATSC CableCARD, Clear QAM, NTSC, subscription fee required. ( http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1232191 )
· brite-View BV-980H HD DVR $199 ATSC, Clear QAM, 39 Hours HD recording (also known as Zinwell ZAT-980H) ( http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1337412 )
· Sezmi DMR-1000 HD DVR $149 ATSC, Movies, Web content via Internet, subscription fee required.
· DVICO TVIX HD PVR R-2210 (1 tuner, ATSC/NTSC/QAM, w/ or w/o HDD):
http://www.tvix.co.kr/ENG/products/PVRR2210.aspx
· DVICO TVIX HD PVR R-3310 (1 tuner, ATSC/NTSC/QAM, w/ or w/o HDD) is also a media player:
http://www.tvix.co.kr/ENG/products/PVRR3310.aspx
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1119397
· DVICO TVIX HD PVR M-6620N (2 tuners, ATSC/QAM, w/ or w/o HDD) is also a media player:
http://www.tvix.co.kr/ENG/products/PVRM6620N.aspx
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1195962
[Note that DIVCO R-2230, R-3330 and M-6640N PVRs have DVB-T tuners for use OUTSIDE of North America.]

Custom Install
· Contemporary Research 232-ATSC $1050 ATSC, NTSC, Clear QAM, RS-232 control

No Dolby Digital Output
· Mygica LDA-9000 $65 ATSC, Clear QAM (analog audio only; no DD output)
· Grandtec TUN-5000 $249 ATSC (analog audio only; no DD output)
· KWORLD SA295-Q DE ATSC, Clear QAM (analog audio only; no DD output)
· AVerMedia TVBox 11 $170 ATSC, Clear QAM (analog audio only; no DD output)



Discontinued:
· Coby DTV-140 $139 ATSC ( http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=882632 )

· Channel Master CM-7000PAL HD DVR $299 ATSC, 30 Hours HD recording (AKA Dish DTVPal DVR) ( http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1251820 ) ( http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1099071 )
· Dish DTVPal DVR $249 ATSC, 30 Hours HD recording (AKA Channel Master CM-7000PAL HD DVR) ( http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1099071 )
· KWORLD SA290-Q LE $100 ATSC, Clear QAM (analog audio only; no DD output)
· Tivax LX1000 $90 ATSC, Clear QAM
· AV Tool ATSC-100 $199 / Choice Select CHO4006 $239 ATSC (analog audio only; no DD output)
· TiVo HD DVR $299, ATSC, CableCARD, Clear QAM, NTSC, subscription fee required. ( http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=879469 )
· TiVo HD XL DVR $599 ATSC CableCARD, Clear QAM, NTSC, subscription fee required. ( http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=879469 )
· Samsung DTB-H260F $179 ATSC, Clear QAM
· Centronics ZAT501 HD $229
· PrimeDTV PHD-205 $149 ATSC, Clear QAM, NTSC
· Pro-Brand / Digital Stream HD3150 $199
· CE Labs HD100AQ $240 ATSC
· CaptiveWorks CW-3000HD $470 ATSC, FTA, Clear QAM, (Linux PC)
· Digital Stream HD 3150 $219 ATSC
· Winegard / Zinwell ZAT-600HD
· PrimeDTV PHD-101 $159 Clear QAM
· PrimeDTV PHD-200 $159 Clear QAM
· Ezneo TR-100 $189
· Sylvania 6900DTE $329
· Hisense / USDTV $199
· Radio Shack's Accurian 16-3499
· Motorola HDT101 $299
· Samsung SIR-T451 $249 Clear QAM (Up to ch 125 only)
· RCA ATSC11 $449
· RCA ATSC21 $499
· Digital Stream DST-HD 1150 $279
· Humax HFA100 $229
· Viewsonic NextVision HD10 $350
· Viewsonic NextVision HD12 $399
· Vizio Bravo HD1 $350
· Mitsubishi HD6000 $2199 PVR CableCARD, Clear QAM, Firewire
· Key Digital KD-FIRE1080P $2999 Firewire
· JVC HM-DT100 $1499 D-VHS, Firewire
· MIT MDR-200 $279 Firewire, NTSC
· Contemporary Research IP-HDVR $1799, PVR, Clear QAM, Firewire
· Accurian HTS6000 $250
· Sony DHG-HDD500 $1000 DVR ATSC, CableCARD, Clear QAM, NTSC
· Sony DHG-HDD250 $800 DVR ATSC, CableCARD, Clear QAM, NTSC
· LG LST-4200A $349 QAM in the clear
· LG LST-3410A $699 QAM in the clear, Firewire, PVR
· LG LST-3510A $399 QAM in the clear, DVD
· LG LST-3100A $399 QAM in the clear
· Mitsubishi HD5000 $1699 For use with specific Mitsu HDTV's Firewire, Clear QAM
· Motorola HDT100 $349
· Samsung SIR-T351 $499
· Sylvania SRZ3000/6900DTD $349
· Zenith HDR-230 $999
· Mitsubishi Promise Module $999 For use with specific Mitsu HDTV's Firewire QAM
· Panasonic TU-DST52 $399
· Samsung SIR-T165 $699 Firewire
· Zenith HDV-420 $399
· AllSatLink HD7000 $495
· Sensory Science/Loewe HDT-100 $1600
· Integra IT910 $699
· Samsung SIR-T150 (aka PRL-3100) $499
· Panasonic TU-DST50 $1699 Firewire
· Panasonic TU-DST51 $1199 Firewire
· Zenith IQADTV1W $5995
· Mitsubishi HD-1080 $3000 For use with specific Mitsu HDTV Monitors
· Sharp TU-DTV1000 $2000
· Pioneer SH-D505 $2,700
· Pioneer SH-D09 $2,400 For use with specific Pioneer HDTV Monitors
· Princeton Graphics HDT-2000 $899
· MIT MDR-100 $649
· Unity Motion HDR-1000A $2495 (aka Integra HD815)
· Sony DTR-HD1 $1599
· VOOM DSR-550 $449 Note that not all Voom STB's will work for OTA, they must have been activated and functional when Voom went off the air. Also note that TVGOS data will crash the box, rendering it useless for viewing the DTV channel TVGOS is on, in most cases a CBS or PBS station.
· LG ProSelect LST-4600A (MPI use)



Cable HDTV

Cable Supplied Only
· Motorola
BMC-9012 PVR Moxi
DCH-3200
DCH-6200
DCH-3416 DVR
DCH-6416 DVR
DCT-3400
DCT-3412
DCT-6200
DCT-6400
DCT-6208 DVR
DCT-6412 DVR
QIP-6200
QIP-6414
QIP-6416
RG3000C Quest
VIP-1200
VIP-1216
DCX 3200
DCX 3400
Etc.

· Pace
DC551HD
DC757X
DC755HD
TDC779X
TDC778X
TDC775X
RNG 110
Etc.

· Cisco / Scientific Atlanta
Explorer 8300HD DVR
Explorer 8300HD Multi-Room
Explorer 8300HDC DVR
Explorer 8240HDC DVR
Explorer 8000HD DVR
Explorer 4250HDC
Explorer 4240HDC
Explorer 4250HD
Explorer 4200HD
Explorer 3270HD
Explorer 3250HD
Explorer 3170HD
Explorer 3100HD
Cisco RNG 150
Etc.

· Samsung
SMT-H3050 HD-STB
SMT-H3090 HD-DVR
SMT-H3260 HD-STB
SMT-H3270 HD-DVR
RNG 100
Etc.

· Panasonic
RNG 200


Available for Retail Purchase
· Samsung GX-SM530CF Smart Media Player $138 (CableCard, Clear QAM with no CableCard) no subscription fee other than CableCard rental.
· TiVo Roamio DVR $199 (4 tuner) to $599 (6 tuner/3TB drive) ATSC, CableCard, Clear QAM, subscription fee required http://www.avsforum.com/t/1486871/tivo-roamio-records-up-to-6-shows-simultaneously-3tb-storage-streams
· TiVo Premiere DVR $99 320GB (46 HD hours) and $299 1TB (156 HD hours) ATSC CableCARD, Clear QAM, NTSC, subscription fee required.



Discontinued:
· Moxi HD DVR $799, CableCARD, no subscription fee.
· TiVo HD XL DVR $599 ATSC CableCARD, Clear QAM, NTSC, subscription fee required
· TiVo HD DVR $299, ATSC CableCARD, Clear QAM, NTSC, subscription fee required.
· Pioneer Voyager 3510HD
· Pioneer Voyager 4000 DVR
· Sony DHG-M55 Firewire
· TiVo Series 3 ATSC, CABLECard, Clear QAM
· Mitsubishi HD6000 $2199 PVR DTV CableCARD
· Sony DHG-HDD500 $1000 DVR ATSC, CableCARD, Clear QAM, NTSC
· Sony DHG-HDD250 $800 DVR ATSC, CableCARD, Clear QAM, NTSC
· Motorola DCT-2000 & HDD200
· Scientific Atlanta 2000HD
· Motorola DCT-5100



DirecTV & Over The Air DTV/HDTV

· DirecTV H21 MPEG4 compatable, requires 5 LNB dish. No DTV (ATSC) tuner.
· DirecTV HR21 DVR MPEG4 compatable, requires 5 LNB dish. No DTV (ATSC) tuner. (AM-21 outboard DTV tuner available)
· DirecTV HR22 DVR MPEG4 compatable, requires 5 LNB dish. No DTV (ATSC) tuner. (AM-21 outboard DTV tuner available)
· DirecTV HR23 DVR MPEG4 compatable, requires 5 LNB dish. No DTV (ATSC) tuner. (AM-21 outboard DTV tuner available)
· DirecTV HR24 DVR MPEG4 compatable, requires 5 LNB dish. No DTV (ATSC) tuner. (AM-21 outboard DTV tuner available)
· DirecTV H20 MPEG4 compatable, requires 5 LNB dish.
· DirecTV HR20 DVR MPEG4 compatable, requires 5 LNB dish.

Discontinued, and not compatible with MPEG4 programming:
· DirecTV HR10-250 DVR TiVo $599
· DirecTV H10 $299
· Samsung SIR-TS360 $599
· Hughes HTL-HD $499
· LG LSS-3200A $699
· Toshiba DST-3100 $699
· RCA DTC-210 $599
· Sony SAT-HD300 $750
· Samsung SIR-TS160 $699
· Hughes HIRD-E86 $599
· Zenith HD-SAT520 $799
· Sony SAT-HD200 $899
· RCA DTC-100 $549
· Toshiba DST-3000 $699
· Mitsubishi SR-HD5 $799
· Zenith DTV-1080 $799
· Philips DSHD800 $849
· Sony SAT-HD100 $799
· Panasonic TU-HDS20 $999
· ProScan PSH-D105 $549

For additional DBS Satellite info:
http://www.dbstalk.com/



Dish Network & Over The Air DTV/HDTV

· Dish ViP 211 MPEG4 compatible, requires HD dish(s). (DVR upgrade available w/USB hard drive)
· Dish ViP 222 MPEG4 compatible, requires HD dish(s).
· Dish ViP 612 DVR MPEG4 compatible, requires HD dish(s).
· Dish ViP 622 DVR MPEG4 compatible, requires HD dish(s).
· Dish ViP 722 DVR MPEG4 compatible, requires HD dish(s).

Discontinued:
· Dish 411 MPEG4 compatible
Discontinued, and not compatible with MPEG4 programming:
· Dish 942 $749 PVR
· Dish 811 $399
· Dish PVR 921 $549 HDTV PVR
· Dish 6000 w/8PSK Adapter & optional DTV Adapter $648
· Dish 5000 w/HD Modulator (Not a Dish HD receiver, but DTV modulated Dish HDTV output). Deactivated 2/11/04.
· JVC TU6000RU w/8PSK Adapter & optional DTV Adapter $648
· RCA HD 6000 $492 (No DTV tuner)

For additional DBS Satellite info:
http://www.dbstalk.com/



C/Ku Band / FTA / Over The Air DTV/HDTV

· Motorola 4DTV (DSR 920, DSR 922, DSR 905, DSR 410) & HDD200
It has been confirmed by Motorola the HDD 200/201 will be the last HD decoder for C/Ku Band for the foreseeable future.
· Integra IT912 DTV, FTA C/Ku reception
· Quali-TV QS1080IR $700, FTA HDTV C/Ku reception
· CaptiveWorks CW-3000HD $470 ATSC, FTA, Clear QAM (Linux PC)
· Viewsat 9000 HD FTA
· SonicView 8000 HD FTA
· Pansat 9200 HD FTA
· Captain 8000 HD FTA
· Coolsat 8100 HD PVR FTA
· Etc.

Discontinued:
· Unity Motion HDR-1000A $2495 (aka Integra HD815)
· Integra IT910 FTA

For additional C and Ku/Ka Band Satellite info:
http://www.satforums.com/

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So what's the verdict on the best OTA HD tuner over HDMI?
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Ken,

Here is another HDTV STB for your list:
http://www.channelmasterstore.com/HD..._p/cm-7100.htm

Features
• Tunes ATSC antenna signals
• Tunes clear QAM unencrypted cable signals
• Simple set up and usability
• Digital broadcast quality SD + HD
• HDMI and optical audio outputs
• Dolby digital audio
• Provides on-screen program information
• Analog output for older televisions

Antenna input signal
• Channels: 2-23 (VHF) 14-69 (UHF) / Cable 2-135
• Antenna input: 75 ohm female F-type connector
• Modulation modes: 8VSB, 8VSB MP@ML, 64/256 QAM
• Optical digital output for Dolby digital and PCM digital audio
• RCA-type audio/video outputs
• Ethernet port
• USB 2.0 port
• 3-prong power cord

Video
• HD digital video output: HDMI output
• HD analog video output: HD YpbPr Output
• SD video output: CVBS (composite), S-Video (Y-C)

Audio
• Analog audio video output: Stereo (RCA jacks)
• Digital audio video output: SPDIF optical

- Has anyone purchased this new CM model? Reviews?
- How does the 7100's performance compare to the tuner of the CM-7000?
- Is this model sold under more than one brand?

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Hi Ken,

You’re right. The CM-7100 was designed for IPTV only. The correct description of it can be found on E-Bay. Apparently, whoever is in charge of the CM Store web site must be asleep at the wheel.

Thus, CM has only offered:
  • One D-2-A SDTV STB: CM-7000, unfortunately discontinued
  • One HDTV STB: CM-7001, rebranded Centronics ZAT-502 HD (Same Samsung tuner and signal strength/quality meters as found in the Apex DT-502)
Is there going to be a CM-7002 in the near future?

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Ken,

When you contact CM, a 7002 that has:
  • The same Thompson tuner as the CM-7000 or an improved version of it
  • Manufactured by Deltacom Electronics Ltd. (not China)
  • For use with both SD & HDTV equipment
  • A full compliment of analog & digital A/V outputs including componet, S-Video, & composite for legacy equipment
  • Intuitive user interface & EPG
  • Scan update for use with rotors
  • Signal strength & quality meters
  • Long-lasting capacitors
  • Higher quality channel up/down buttons on unit

    Perhaps also including:
  • 1 DVD input
  • 2 RF inputs

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I need a (cheap) component out HD Converter box for an older Zenith C27V22 TV.

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Thinking this IS the proper thread for my request:

I have broken the antenna input on the back of my 60" sharp lcd.
So, I cannot use my OTA antenna using coax cable.

I'm thinking I need a BOX that has rf coax input with HDMI outputs.

Got plenty of HDMI inputs on TV. I just need this in case cable goes
out. Really don't need the tuner obviously.

Got ideas ????

Gracias Amigos
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See the first section of the very first post in this thread.
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Thanks.

CRAP !!!!

Wish there was a simpler/smaller/cheaper solution. Especially since the likelihood of even
using it are slim. Just a "backup" plan
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Hi there first time poster. Awesome resource here thanks.

I have a very old Sony KF-50WE610 Grand WEGA LCD rear-projection.

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-KF-50WE610-50-Inch-HDTV-Ready-Projection/dp/B0000E3DQE

Picked up a new 3D recently so this will go into my basement workout room. It's HDTV 'ready', but no tuner. So, while I have plenty of free OTA digital in my locale I have no way to pick it up at present. I was a bit bummed at the price of these things, but it is what it is. Any recs for a low cost entry HD tuner that would work well with my DVI only setup...no HDMI's. This tv will be used very infrequently, but it would be great to have use of it from time to time. Thanks all.
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So I officially cut the cord and am looking for something to work with my Epson projector. Just looking for something to watch the major networks for football, Modern Family and a few others. Any recommendations?

Make it a Great Day,

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So I officially cut the cord and am looking for something to work with my Epson projector. Just looking for something to watch the major networks for football, Modern Family and a few others. Any recommendations?

This one looks nice:

 

http://www.channelmaster.com/Digital_TV_and_HDTV_HD_digital_Antenna_Tuner_CM_7001_s/287.htm

 

Also, be sure your antenna receives UHF *and* VHF (digital ATSC).


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Seems like this thread should have an easy-to-find link to this website:

 

http://www.antennaweb.org/

 

AntennaWeb.org will help you discover available channels and the correct antenna type for your location and viewing preferences.


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TVFool is much better than Antennaweb and is the preferred TV-signal tool here. Look at most any thread here about help with OTA TV in some location, and the the first response will usually be "post your TVFool data."

http://www.tvfool.com.
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This one looks nice:

http://www.channelmaster.com/Digital_TV_and_HDTV_HD_digital_Antenna_Tuner_CM_7001_s/287.htm

Also, be sure your antenna receives UHF *and* VHF (digital ATSC).
That one is a basic tuner, but does not provide any program info regarding the program you are watching. The PHD-8VX from ePVision has a better program guide and allows you to manually tune and delete programs. They also have a DVR that has 2 tuners, thePHD-VRX, which also makes a good tuner box even if you don't use the DVR. Both have very good tuners.
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Any updates? new devices?
The new boxee box was what I was waiting for, but it says cloud storage only, for money per month!
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The PHD-8VX from ePVision has a better program guide and allows you to manually tune and delete programs.

It's a little more money, but yes ... that one does look better.


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Why is this not a sticky anymore?

Also, the PrimeDTV HD DVR can be updated to PrimeDTV PHD-VRX with a thread here: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1414002/epvision-phd-vrx-owners-thread

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Why is this not a sticky anymore?

It IS! It is the second from the top of the "sticky" list.
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Just received the Channel Master CM-7001....

Unless I'm missing something once you've tuned it in there's no master channel list, nor does there seem a way to edit the channels or label them or have favourites etc.

Pic quality looks good but I'm looking for something where you can atleast bring up a list of the channel so you dont have to keep hitting next next next to get where you want to go...

There are loads of Tivo Premier's on ebay...if they work as a decent tuner I'd be happy with one of them..anyone use them like that?

Any other suggestions?

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I am still looking as well...Just got my 8350 and need an HD tuner to pick up the local HD channels.
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I am still looking as well...Just got my 8350 and need an HD tuner to pick up the local HD channels.

I still use my LG LST-4200A, but not so much anymore. It's in the exercise room. redface.gif

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Great info, new product lines?
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UPDATE: Prime DTV PHD-208 from ePVision. Very good tuner, plus program info, channel list, manual add/delete. And iView 3500 or Homeworx 150 are good cheap tuners with added DVR capabilities that are a cheap alternative. But PHD-208 is the nicest overall box as a basic tuner.
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Can anyone recommend a QAM tuner that will work with Verizon FIOS in Maryland? I have one old TV without a internal QAM tuner and I want to get some channels on it without having to pay a monthly charge for a FIOS digital tuner. I have a new tv with an internal QAM tuner and I am able to get many channels including HD by only hooking the coax directly to it and I am looking to do the same on the older TV. I see several makes and model QAM tuners on the market but I am looking for some insight into what will work before I buy. Any assistance would be appreciated.
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Can anyone recommend a QAM tuner that will work with Verizon FIOS in Maryland? I have one old TV without a internal QAM tuner and I want to get some channels on it without having to pay a monthly charge for a FIOS digital tuner. I have a new tv with an internal QAM tuner and I am able to get many channels including HD by only hooking the coax directly to it and I am looking to do the same on the older TV. I see several makes and model QAM tuners on the market but I am looking for some insight into what will work before I buy. Any assistance would be appreciated.

I THINK but am not sure that the Sony DHG-HDD500 (or HDD250) STBs work with QAM, although they no longer work with OTA properly (since TVGoS OTA went away). I have a 500 and FIOS (but only land line/Internet, use Dish rather than FIOS TV). i wonder if I hooked it up to the router there would be some basic channels provided "in the clear?" Anybody know? Maybe I ought to give it a try.

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I'm checking on what, if anything, can be gotten without a cablecard. Or would you be willing to pay the cablecard fee? I assume no cablecards in those TVs?

Actually, I doubt this is a good solution for you, but it's a challenge I wish to pursue.

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I'm checking on what, if anything, can be gotten without a cablecard. Or would you be willing to pay the cablecard fee? I assume no cablecards in those TVs?

Actually, I doubt this is a good solution for you, but it's a challenge I wish to pursue.

It will not take a cable card, it's too old. I am looking for a solution that does not cost me a monthly fee. Thanks for looking into it smile.gif
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I have a new tv with an internal QAM tuner and I am able to get many channels including HD by only hooking the coax directly to it and I am looking to do the same on the older TV. I see several makes and model QAM tuners on the market but I am looking for some insight into what will work before I buy.

What is the older TV make and model?

And what tuner models are you considering?

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