HSCN Digital TV Compatibility

HSCN Digital TV Compatibility Information
HSCN Channel Guide
FAQs

A digital television with a QAM tuner (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) is required to work with our cable service. The QAM tuner allows your TV to receive high definition cable programming without a cable set top box. Unfortunately, some less expensive TVs come with a low quality QAM tuner that may not be able to pick up all the digital channels. You should verify the specifications when you purchase your TV and/or with TV manufacturer.

A NTSC (National Television System Committee) tuner is not compatible. This TV will require a digital-to-analog converter box to view television signals.

Digital TV Converters

Search online for: atsc/clear qam tuner box

We have had success with iView Digital Converter and View TV Digital Converter. Both were purchased from Amazon.

If you have questions, please contact us at:
askhscn@umass.edu
413-545-4803

Here is a reference for some manufacturers. You should verify the specifications when you purchase your TV and/or with your TV manufacturer.

Coby - Model TFTV3229 32" has a compatible QAM tuner

Dynex - Only limited models have a QAM tuner 

Element - NOT compatible

Insignia - Only limited models have a QAM tuner

LG - Most models since 2007 have a QAM tuner

Olevia - Model 226-T11 has a compatible QAM tuner

Samsung - All models since 2009 have a QAM tuner

Sansui - Model HDLCD3212C has a compatible QAM tuner

Sceptre - NOT compatible

Sony - Most models since 2007 have a QAM tuner
Sony Bravia is NOT compatible

Sylvania - Do not appear to have QAM tuners

Toshiba - Most models since 2007 have a QAM tuner

Vizio - Model VOJ320F1A has a compatible QAM tuner

Westinghouse - Some models do have a QAM tuner.