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Analog or Digital Tuner in TV?

My telivision specs indicate in this exact phrasing - "ATSC ? NTSC" - I am confused is the TV both Analog and Digital tuner or ???? Help

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ATSC is the name given to the new digital signal. NTSC is the current analogue signal. This is the standard name given to the American system of broadcasting.

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Is the tuner built-in ATSC, or NTSC?


Your tv tuner is set to function on both NTSC and ATSC. See below for the reference

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ATSC (Advanced Television Standards Committee) creates the technical standards for the US digital television system (DTV). These standards are expected to be used in most new televisions, as the US television system shifts from analog to digital.

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Does anyone know if this tv is analog


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Your specs are here, http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/sanyo-clt1554-15-lcd/4507-6482_7-32013875.html?tag=mncol;psum

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Enhanced Definition Television (EDTV) Tuner - EDTV Tuner refers to a RF receiver with the following minimum performance attributes: - Receiver: Receives ATSC terrestrial digital transmissions and decodes all ATSC Table 3 video formats.

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You can apply for a money-saving coupon toward the purchase of digital converter box at http://www.dtv2009.gov/

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According to information provided by the manufacturer, this model TV should have a built-in NTSC/ATSC and QAM tuner. These should allow you to receive locally broadcast digital TV signals without the use of a set-top box or digital converter box.

If you're concerned about your TV's specifications, the most important thing you'll need to look for is a built-in or integrated ATSC tuner. NTSC is the old analog standard that is to be phased out in early 2009, while ATSC is the new digital standard that is to be used within the United States and Canada as NTSC’s replacement.

Should you have any other questions or concerns, I'd strongly suggest checking out the FAQ section of the federal government’s official DTV transition website:

http://www.dtv.gov/index.html

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