QAM tuners also require an activation card form the cable company, the two together equal a digital cable box than is built into the HDTV.
If you get a cable box from the cable company then you will get the extra channels. John
I have a 40" LCD tv hooked up to standard NTSC cable. My friend has a 55" LCD Projection tv hooked up to the same NTSC cable. When I do a channel search I am only able to view the normal channels that are available to any standard television set. When my friend does a channel search he is able to bring in some 20 music channels and about 10 HD channels. We both have the same cable television service and the same rate plan. I am thinking that the reason he can get these channels is because he has a QAM tuner built into his television.
My questions is, is there any way I can get those channels on my tv?
When I search on ebay I see many QAM boxes. Could I use one of these to pull in the extra channels?