Originally Posted by airtas
When you say clear QAM signals do you mean just local hd?
Basically, yes. And SD. Also, maybe a few public access channels or others thrown in there.
Like was said, only an HD ATSC(/QAM) tuner can tuner those in, and the cheapest is about 100 bucks.
Not to confuse you any further, but just in case you have any analog signals you still want to watch, too: if your cable company is still sending any analogs on the line, some of those HD tuners have an "RF pass-through" feature, where it will pass the signal through and they can be picked up on your TV's analog tuner (or any other standalone analog tuner in-between, like an old VCR's - then you could just switch inputs to watch them. But none of the newer HD tuners actually have an NTSC tuner in them themselves anymore).