When connected directly to an active cable outlet in your home, a digital television with a built-in QAM tuner will allow you to receive unencrypted (“in the clear”) digital channels without the use of a cable box.
Channel availability varies by area and will generally include your local broadcast channels and their affiliates such as ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX. HD versions of some channels may be available to those with an HD television.
To view these channels, you’ll need to complete a digital scan on your TV. Please note that channels may be numbered differently (such as 15-4 or 15.4) or be shown in a different order than listed on your channel guide.
Please see our article on scanning for QAM channels to learn more.