Digital TV tuners compatible with digital cable?

mbient

DTVUSA Jr. Member
#1
Now that Comcast has made my investment in digital media obsolete, I am back in the search and acquire mode.

First, the TV. Are there any TV's that have digital tuners that can be attached directly to Comcast Cable without requiring a Comcast Cable box?

Next, the recording device. Is the VCR totally dead in the digital world?
 

bicker

DTVUSA Member
#2
First, the TV. Are there any TV's that have digital tuners that can be attached directly to Comcast Cable without requiring a Comcast Cable box?
Yes. Look for a television that has a CableCARD slot. Here is an example:

Pioneer Elite PRO-930HD

Note that very few televisions are available with CableCARD slots, because your neighbors are not willing to pay the extra money associated with providing such a feature. CableCARD slots in televisions were much more common a few years ago, but practically no one bought them, so manufacturers listened to their customers and stopped making them. As a result, you have many fewer choices available to you.

Next, the recording device. Is the VCR totally dead in the digital world?
Pretty-much. You can connect a VCR's "Video In" ports to many digital devices and do manual recordings, and connect cables from a VCR's "Video Out" ports to "Video In" ports in many digital devices, but the tuners inside VCRs are antiquated technology that won't work on digital signals. Even with manual recordings and playback from VCRs, you'll be exceedingly unhappy with the result, because VCRs are incapable for providing signal that looks as good as a digital signal can look on a digital television.
 
U

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ALL digital tuners wont WORK on COMCAST CABLE above channel22.MAFIA MONOPOLY

Yes. Look for a television that has a CableCARD slot. Here is an example:

Pioneer Elite PRO-930HD

Note that very few televisions are available with CableCARD slots, because your neighbors are not willing to pay the extra money associated with providing such a feature. CableCARD slots in televisions were much more common a few years ago, but practically no one bought them, so manufacturers listened to their customers and stopped making them. As a result, you have many fewer choices available to you.

Pretty-much. You can connect a VCR's "Video In" ports to many digital devices and do manual recordings, and connect cables from a VCR's "Video Out" ports to "Video In" ports in many digital devices, but the tuners inside VCRs are antiquated technology that won't work on digital signals. Even with manual recordings and playback from VCRs, you'll be exceedingly unhappy with the result, because VCRs are incapable for providing signal that looks as good as a digital signal can look on a digital television.
COMCAST pays the tv manufacturers to not SUE them for providing a DEFUNCT digital tuner to us that's only guaranteed to receive over the air channels. Where do you think the mafia went after their other crooked businesses got shut down? They want to know WHAT UR WATCHIN with these converters. Can you say 1984? Sure, you could buy a Walmart cable card adapter box, but now you have to use the adapter to change channels, IE non-working digital tuner that DOES NOT receive digital channels, so I was told Feb, 2011. I expect riots once the sheeple wake up.
 
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