Originally Posted by Pring4
Is there any option to get a really cheap QAM tuner? I recently purchased a 40" samsung with no QAM tuner, and am kind of regretting it. I have no plans to get digital cable anytime soon. And when I take this back to college, I know there is only one over-the-air HDTV signal that I can receive. I'm hoping that I would be able to get the rest of the Network channels through QAM
You could look for an Open Box Samsung T-451 found at Circuit City for $149+tax(maybe less). They have a built in QAM tuner, as well as a ATSC/OTA tuner, like your tv.
Or look for the newer Samsung 260 for $179+tax, but they are hard to find because the stock just has not arrived yet.
The best reason for doing it this way is as long as you keep the receipt(and the box if you go brand new) from Circuit City/Best Buy, they have a 30 day return policy. No questions asked.
Try it out. You don't like it, or it doesn't work for you, simply return it for a full refund.