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QAM Tuner difference between Toshiba & Samsung

I have a Toshiba Regza and a Samsung HD TVs with QAM tuner but the Toshiba does not tune in all the channels that the Samsung does. Both are on the same Comcast cable feed without any digital converter box. Just basic cable. The Samsung can tune in more digital channels than the Toshiba. How is that possibe? Can the Toshiba's firmware be upgraded to receive more digital channels from cable. The Toshiba was purchased in 1/08 and the Samsung was purchased in 9/08. What gives?

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  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Samsung tv has lost sbs channels

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    I can't get any digital channels on my toshiba regza. I hooked up an hd digital antenna to it, but still having trouble. Does it need an external digital converter box?

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    Does the toshiba regza have an internal digital converter, or does it need an external converter box for digital antenna channels?

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