A couple of user reviews on Amazon seem to indicate that it does have a QAM tuner:
1. The best thing it does - Its digital tuner is pulling in about 15 digital channels from my Comcast analog cable, most of which are in high def. They are all HD versions of my local abc, cbs, nbc, fox channels plus extra PBS channels, mostly in high def.
2. As for the good, the recordings it makes on DVD are very nice, with good sound. SO much better than on VHS. The built-in tuner is a plus, and it picks up my free digital channels, although it doesn't record in HD.
The reviews can be found at:http://********/TriZY