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How to find HDTV's with QAM/Clear-QAM tuners imbedded? Time-Warner

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by zapp22, Jan 16, 2011.

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  1. zapp22

    zapp22 Thread Starter

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    This issue is driving me over the cliff. One would think it easy.
    Time Warner, on their website, is generous enough to explain what one needs to go get a tuner device to take the place of their own supplied set-top boxes. If you're a subscriber, the STB is free for the first one, and a monthly-forever charge for more than one.

    So I have pretty well given up on finding a retail/normal/quality set-top tuner box that can simply tune-in any/all of what TW sends to my house. I just can't find any clear info on such a device. So I have moved on to the next-best idea: Find an HDTV with built-in tuner that will properly tune Time-Warner's feed. Easy, right??
    If I'm reading TW's info correctly, local over-air channels that TW has in their mix will decode with NTSC type tuners, and the other cable-only channels with "QAM" or also known as "Clear-QAM" type devices. I don't know that either of these specs contemplates BOTH conventional resolution and High-Def.... If any of you have Time-Warner you know that you have the "normal" channels mostly in the 1-100 range, and the High-Def versions of the same above that.

    So What HDTV do I need to buy that will decode all of Time-Warner's feed, without their supplied STB???

    NOTE THIS - I am not addressing any premium services here, just basic DIGITAL cable service with its included HD channels which are basically the local channels, plus a few sports channels like ESPN HD and FOX Sports HD, and FOX News HD, and a smattering of other stuff. no movie channels, ppv, etc.

    ??

    thanks for your help
     
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