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This page outlines digital TV compatibility information regarding the digital cable service at Sage provided by Time Warner Cable.

QAM Tuner Support

Most televisions today are digital/QAM compliant, however less expensive budget televisions or older models may not be. To find out if your television has a QAM tuner, check the specifications in your owner's manual, or visit the manufacturer's website. The QAM Tuner Support section below list some common compatibility information.

QAM Tuner Support

A QAM tuner allows your TV to tune to digital or HD channels. Most, but not all, TV’s that were made after 2006 have a QAM tuner built in.  Most Samsung, Sony, Sharp, Panasonic, Toshiba, and Visio models have a built in QAM tuner. Additionally, if your TV remote has the (.) or (-) symbol button for easy tuning or is able to display channels such as 5.2 or 5-2, your TV likely has a QAM tuner.

An example of what the manual may say if the TV has a QAM tuner:

“Built in digital tuner (ATSC/Clear QAM)” or “NTSC/QAM"

An example of what the manual may say if the TV does NOT have a QAM tuner:

“ATSC / NTSC Tuner” (there will be no mention of QAM)

Below is a basic compatibility matrix. Your TV may not be listed. If this is the case, please check the TV specifications outlined in your owner's manual.


COMPATIBLE TVS

ManufacturerDetails
LGMost models since 2007 support QAM
SamsungAll models since 2009 support QAM (Fifth digit of model must be B or higher)
SonyMost models since 2007 support QAM
ToshibaMost models since 2007 support QAM
VizioRecent models support QAM
WestinghosueSome models support QAM but require an activation code from manufacturer. (Many models aren't supported at all.)
SharpMost models since 2007 support QAM
PanasonicMost models since 2007 support QAM

OFTEN INCOMPATIBLE BRANDS

Manufacturer
Apex
Dynex
Element
Emerson
Haier
Insignia
RCA
Seiki
Sylvania

SPECIFIC INCOMPATIBLE MODELS

ManufacturerModelsDetails
Dynex
  • DX-32L151A11
Not QAM Capable
Emerson
  • LD195EM8 7
  • LD195EM8 2
  • LD195EM8
  • LC320EM2F
  • LC401EM2F
  • EWL20S5B
Not QAM Capable
Hairer
  • LEC19B1320
  • LEC22B1380
  • LEC22B1380W
  • LEC24B1380
Not QAM Capable
Magnavox
  • P2MF23ID/37
Not QAM Capable
RCA
  • LED32B30RQ
  • LED24C45RQ
Not QAM Capable
Seiki
  • SE24FT01
  • SE47FY19
Not QAM Capable
Westinghouse
  • DWM32H1G1
  • DWM32H1Y1
  • DWM42F2G1
  • DWM48F1A1
  • EWM24F1Y1
  • LTV-27W2
Not QAM Capable

Setting Up Your TV

For more information about setting up your TV at sage check out the article linked below:

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