2nd October 2019

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Do I need an ATSC tuner?

If your TV is an HDTV, you can view the HD signals that we transmit in the clear. If your HDTV has a built-in digital television (DTV) tuner (also known as an “ATSCtuner), you can connect an antenna to your TV and receive local broadcast stations' signals over the air.

Similarly, you may ask, what is the difference between ATSC and NTSC?

Difference between ATSC and NTSC tuners on a TV. An ATSC tuner is often called an ATSC receiver or HDTV tuner. It allows reception of ATSC digital television (DTV) signals broadcast over the air by TV stations. To receive ATSC (DTV) signal the TV must be hooked up to some type of external entenna.

Can ATSC tuner receive QAM?

QAM is a digital television standard using quadrature amplitude modulation. In cable systems, a QAM tuner is linked to the cable in a manner that is equivalent to an ATSC tuner which is required to receive over-the-air (OTA) digital channels broadcast by local television stations when attached to an antenna.
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