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Enable QAM Tuner for Better Picture & HD Channel Support,
This review is from: Seiki SE32HY10 32-Inch 720p 60Hz LED TV (2014 Model) (Electronics)
Got this TV on thanksgiving night for $98 to use in an extra room. First one I received had a bad pixel but Amazon sent a new one to me really quick - be sure to check for stuck / dead pixels on your unit after initial setup.
Once I received the 2nd unit, I hung it on the wall rather easily as the TV is so light. Then I hooked it up to the cable coax, I was off and running. The picture was not so great and I wasn't getting high def channels. After a bit of googling, I found that the tuner necessary to get high def channels without a cable box comes disabled on this TV. After enabling the tuner it makes a giant difference. The TV goes from kind of washed out to looking great. (see below for directions)
As far as the hardware goes, the tv is light, has a small bezel and is pretty good. The remote is kind of weak and feels flimsy but it does the job.
How to enable QAM using the remote:
1. Press Menu button
2. Press 0 four times
3. Select "Others"
4. Select "Other settings"
5. Select "Cable QAM"
6. Enable QAM
7. Press Exit button
8. Press Menu
9. Select Channels
10. Rescan channels
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Initial post: Dec 19, 2013 9:45:47 AM PST
Kristina Abbott says:
Thank you for the QAM info. I was wondering how to do this, but hadn't had a chance to research it yet. Thanks for the helpful step-by-step process!
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2014 1:50:31 PM PST
Gerilyn Jones says:
were you able to set up the QAM within the setup wizard? I am experiencing the same issues, however I cannot get out of the set up wizard.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2014 5:40:26 PM PST
I went through and completed the setup wizard first, then followed the steps I outlined above. I had no errors/problems getting through the setup wizard initially. Good luck.
Posted on Feb 11, 2014 9:32:49 AM PST
Jack Hilton says:
I just bought a 65" Seiki (SE65GY25). I am on cable TV, but it does not require a cable box. Using your method, I was able to enable the QAM tuner.
The picture is fantastic, but if I try to manually enter channel #s on the remote (most of mine start with 8, and are 3 digits), the TV doesn't tune. If I enter 80 on the remote, it tunes to 801.
I also have a problem when using the 'Ch. List' button on the remote. The window comes up, but after a minute or so, the window locks, and the TV turns off, then back on.
I emailed Seiki customer service, and was told the following: "We cannot assist you with QAM issues if it was not a default option in the television menu, and was enabled by the end user."
Posted on Aug 30, 2014 10:54:49 AM PDT
I followed up until other settings, but I can't find it on the list.
Posted on Dec 2, 2014 7:53:04 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 2, 2014 7:54:37 PM PST
Darren Smith says:
I followed Steps 1-4, but when I got to Step 5, there was no "Select Cable QAM" option. So where do I go from here???
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2014 9:53:09 PM PST
Theodore W. Moats says:
I'm worse off than you-I didn't have qam choice and started trying other choices-next thing I know the screen was flashing colors, and I couldn't get out of it. This is on the 20" model. I'm hoping leaving it unplugged will re-set the tv. It only found analog channels from cable co.The TV that I replaced was an Insignia from "best buy" from 2008 and had no channel recognition problems. Anyway what model did you buy and any suggestions?
Posted on Dec 7, 2014 1:59:58 PM PST
S. Harper says:
Not all these TVs have the QAM built in. (Mine did not.) In that case these steps don't work. "Other settings" is not a choice in the sets without QAM.
Posted on Jan 14, 2015 3:43:35 AM PST
WILLIAM A GRAY says:
What does QAM stand for?
Posted on Jan 27, 2015 10:59:58 AM PST
My boyfriend got the same samsung tv and went mad over it. He's a FIFA and COD addict and has three TVs setup along with full-rotating mounts from this brand called FlexiMounts. It's pretty cool the way he can move them around. And not too overpriced either, so a pretty decent buy.
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