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To see if my tv has a digital tuner?

My tv is a Samsung Model number TXN-2020. Made in May 2003. I'm Just wondering what I need to do when they cut off the analog signals, we don't have cable or Satelite.
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Re: to see if my tv has a digital tuner?

You will need to get an adapter box,,,or a dvd recorder with an atsc tuner in it..(you might find a vcr with an atsc tuner but i doubt it

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Is the Rca true flat digital

I'd need the model number to tell if the RCA TV has a digital (ATSC) or analog (NTSC) tuner. The mandate for inclusion of the ATSC tuner depended on the size of the TV and the year of manufacture. Small (<25" diagonal) TVs didn't need to have an ATSC tuner when they were built until 2007. The older TVs could still be sold with a "cable-ready" or similar NTSC only label. (The 32"+ TVs had to have the ATSC tuners in 2005 and the mid-size TVs had to have the digital tuners in 2006.)

For example the 27F530T was manufactured in 2003 and only has a NTSC tuner. However, the 20F424T was manufactured in 2008 and does have an ATSC tuner.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

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Digital tuner

fyi, i gave up trying to get digital on mine several years ago. nothing i tried could get the xx-x digital channels. nothing i have searched for online gave an answer (that worked). nothing in the manual except for entering station number followed by - followed by number(s).. as you stated.
my other sets i have work fine in auto programming and get digital '-' stations just fine. so i use them, but it would have been nice to have this model work too.
if either of us get the answer and get it to work, post please!

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Does a samsung dv3 tv have freeview


Yes, it does.

DV3 is actually DVB meaning Digital Video Broadcasting. The stylised design of the DVB symbol makes it look more like DV3. If the TV has the DVB symbol, then it has a digital tuner and can receive digital channels, i.e. Freeview.

If you need assistance with tuning the Freeview channels or have further questions, please let me know the model number of the TV. This can be found on a label on the back of the TV.


Apr 24, 2011 | Flat Panel Televisions

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No problem, I just want to know if this tv has a digital tuner? It says it has a "digital comb filter". Is that the same thing?

A digital comb filter is not a tuner. It helps improve the appearance of digital content by splitting the luminance (brightness) and chrominance (color) of a digital video signal (DVD, or other set-top box). This filter is only needed when digital content is going to the TV over RF (coax) or composite (analog) inputs. has some details on the filter,

Please provide the model number of the TV for additional information about the tuner. Normally the tuners will be listed as NTSC (analog), ATSC (digital), Clear QAM (unencrypted digital cable) in the US. In other countries you have PAL (analog) or DVB-T (standard definition digital terrestrial) or DVB-C (standard definition digital cable) signals.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Apr 15, 2011 | Flat Panel Televisions

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My tuner on my old samsung tv broke off. The part that the cable box plugs into. Can I replace the tuner with a new one. It's a Samsung type no A48krd82x. If I can replace the whole tuner unit...

You can replace the whole tuner if you are proficient with soldering. I would try first and you usually order by model number here. If the model is listed you can scroll through the parts available to see if the tuner is shown. I have worked with them and have had very good service and fair prices. Good luck.

Nov 05, 2009 | Flat Panel Televisions

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Replacement hdtv tuner for my 32 inch westinghouse lcd

Your tv is worth repairing as long as the display is still good.
I would need your model number in order to give an exact price on the tuner board.
Here is a link to a very reliable parts supplier, type in your model number in the search bar.

Let me know if I can assist further.
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Trutech 17 LCD TV/VCR Tuner

If the TV was purchased as recently as 2007, then chances are decent that it DOES have the ATSC (digital) tuner. HOWEVER, I cannot confirm this for you on my end with the amount of information supplied. (Remember to include as much information as possible when inquiring, such as model numbers!)


If your set was sold as a "monitor", or an "HDTV READY" or "High Definition READY" set then indeed it will NOT have an ATSC tuner. If it was sold as an "HDTV" or "DTV", then it SHOULD have a digital tuner. This is based on my experience as lead TV tech at a local repair shop.

Take a look in the menus, and see what channels appear when you attempt to scan for them (assuming you are using an over-the-air antenna). Almost everywhere in the US now stations are already transmitting concurrently in digital and analog, and if you can receive the digital channels, you have a digital tuner! You can sometimes tell by the aspect ratio (widescreen, particularly on new programming, during primetime; be aware that smaller screen sizes usually are not widescreen). You can also tell if any of the channels received use a decimal or hyphen such as "channel 6.1 or 6-2" If you see this type of naming convention, you most certainly DO have a digital tuner.

Otherwise, you might consider how much you paid for the set- If it only cost you $150 brand new, or was on clearance, you probably do NOT have a digital television. Expect to pay well in excess of this amount for a digital TV. Hope this helps!! please comment with any additional ??'s and I will respond further as necessary until we know for sure what you have going on. Thanks for asking!

Jan 08, 2009 | TruTech PVS31170S1W 17 in. LCD Television

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I don't know if my TV's digital tuner will work when they switch over to digital broadcasting. My TV does have one but during a test it didn't work

The Sharp LC-19SB25U 19 in. HDTV LCD TV has both a NTSC and an ATSC tuner.

The NTSC tuner will stop working in Feb. 2009 but the included ATSC tuner is what you need for after the digital transition.

If this is not the model number or manufacturer of your TV, then please post them.

Dec 06, 2008 | Sharp LC-19SB25U 19 in. LCD HDTV

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Tv samsung plasma

If it has not tuner/antenna input then it is just a monitor. At that point you will need a cable box,sat box or something to provide a picture scource to it.

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Bill, did your tuner go out? I have had the same television for one year. We had a storm and our Buckeye cable went out. All the other tvs came back fine except for the room with the Olevia 232-S12. Everything works now except for the tuner. Cable came in and installed a converter box. Just wondered if you had the same problem (not the storm, but the tuner)

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