What you need to know before you buy an HDTV tuner?

Answer HDTV tuners are devices with the ability to decode HDTV broadcasts transmitted in the form of digital signals. However their importance is somewhat limited. It is a known fact that in order to watc... Read More »

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Do I need to buy a HDTV tuner to get 1080p signals over the air on your un55c8000 HDTV -- I have a very good outside digital antenna?

1080p signals are not currently being broadcast on any major network at present. Broadcasters are currently using either 1080i or 720p. 1080p demands twice the bandwidth and it is expected to be so... Read More »

Do I need a tuner for my HDTV?

On One Hand: Over-the-air StationsThe built-in tuner in an HDTV is capable of receiving broadcast or over-the-air (OTA) stations, so you do not need a separate tuner. OTA stations are often referre... Read More »

Does a plasma HDTV need a tuner?

HD televisions do need tuners. However, the tuner is built in. If your HD television conforms to the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) standards for HDTV, you have no need for an additio... Read More »

Do i need an HDTV antenna to plug into the QAM tuner in a TV?

Not necessarily. Contrary to what many salesmen may tell you, a regular antenna is just fine for receiving over-the-air HDTV channels. It does not need to be HDTV-specific. Simply plug in the anten... Read More »