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does a new tv need a tuner to use the x1 box?

Need a new tv; do I need to buy one with a built in tuner or, is no-tuner ok?

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Re: does a new tv need a tuner to use the x1 box?


paulnmoore wrote:

Need a new tv; do I need to buy one with a built in tuner or, is no-tuner ok?


No, you don't need one

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Re: does a new tv need a tuner to use the x1 box?

Curious question as there are so few consumer level TV sets currently available without a tuner. However when it comes to professional monitors and signage displays, it is common for those sets to come with out a tuner.


In my opinion, there are two very important reasons you want a TV set with a built in tuner. First, the picture quality you can receive using a TV's built in tuner (with an antenna connected) is better than the picture quality that X1 offers. Also, having a TV set with a built in tuner offers an option if cable TV service has an outage.

Maybe you could provide more details in regards to what you are trying to accomplish...


paulnmoore wrote:

Need a new tv; do I need to buy one with a built in tuner or, is no-tuner ok?




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Re: does a new tv need a tuner to use the x1 box?

Looking at new, smart tv’s. I saw a good deal on a 70” Vizeo & compared it to a couple of 65” tv’s. Main difference was the Vizeo doesn’t have a built-in tuner; the others do. Wondered if I need a tuner if I’m using an X1 box?
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Re: does a new tv need a tuner to use the x1 box?

Your question has already been answered....


paulnmoore wrote:
Looking at new, smart tv’s. I saw a good deal on a 70” Vizeo & compared it to a couple of 65” tv’s. Main difference was the Vizeo doesn’t have a built-in tuner; the others do. Wondered if I need a tuner if I’m using an X1 box?

 

Gold Problem Solver

Re: does a new tv need a tuner to use the x1 box?

I suggest that you take a look at Samsung, Sony and LG. They make a better TV than Vizio does.

Take a look at how Consumer Reports ranks TV sets. You will see what I am talking about.
New Poster

Re: does a new tv need a tuner to use the x1 box?

Great advice!!

Thanx,

P
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Re: does a new tv need a tuner to use the x1 box?


paulnmoore wrote:
Great advice!!

Thanx,

P

I need a tuner when Comcast/X1 goes down in a storm, etc.  If you buy a TV without a tuner, there are external tuners that can be purchased.


I am not a Comcast employee; I am just a customer, volunteering my time to help other customers here in the Forums.