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Antenna Tuner: Watch digital TV and HDTV with the CM-7001 Antenna
Tuner by Channel Master. This HD digital set-top box tunes ATSC (Antenna) or
Clear QAM (Unencrypted Cable) signals for televisions, displays, and projectors
that do not have built-in HDTV tuners. Easy to setup and use, this antenna
compatible digital HDTV converter box carries no monthly subscription or service
fees. Pick up free digital TV and HDTV broadcasts with this Channel Master
antenna tuner. HDMI and optical audio outputs allow for Dolby Digital quality
audio while you watch your favorite programs for free.
- ATSC Tuner: The Channel Master CM-7001 is equipped with an ATSC
digital tuner which allows you to watch over-the-air digital broadcasts. Over-the-air broadcasts provide the highest quality of HD
available without any video compression or compromised video quality. All cable
and Satellite providers use video compression techniques which degrades picture
quality. You will notice a difference between their picture quality and what is
available over-the-air with Channel Master TV. Over-the-air broadcast stations
include major networks; such as ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and PBS. Tunes channels 2-13
(VHF) and channels 14-69 (UHF). The
CM-7001 is not equipped with an NTSC tuner.
- Clear QAM Tuner: The Channel Master CM-7001 also features a Clear
QAM digital cable TV tuner that can receive unscrambled programs without a
set-top box (cable service still required). Clear QAM support varies city by
city; check your cable provider for compatibility. Tunes cable channels
2-135 (unscrambled only). The Channel Master CM-7001 is not compatible with
premium subscription cable services, so you will not get content that
is only available on a premium cable service such as HBO, Showtime, ESPN,
Disney, etc.. The CM-7001 does not support Satellite TV signals.
Note: In order to receive live over-the-air broadcasts,
you will need an outdoor or indoor antenna (sold separately); depending on
Antenna Input/Output: The Channel Master CM-7001
over-the-air HDTV tuner is equipped with a threaded coaxial RF-type
cable/antenna input and TV output to connect between your indoor/outdoor antenna
and your television. The antenna output provides both standard-definition video
and mono audio to your television via channel 3 or 4.
Video Outputs: The Channel Master CM-7001 Antenna Tuner is
fitted with both high definition (HDMI/component) and standard definition
(composite) video outputs.
- HDMI Output: The unit's HDMI connection provides both
high-definition video (up to 1080p) and digital audio (up to 5.1ch) to your
TV or home theater system's A/V receiver.
- Component Video Output: The Channel Master CM-7001
features one set of component video outputs to send a high-definition video
signal (up to 1080i) to your TV.
- Composite Video Output: The CM-7001 also features a
single composite video input to send a standard-definition video signal
(480i only) to your TV.
- S-Video Output: In addition, the CM-7001 features a
S-video input to send a standard-definition video signal
(480i only) to your TV.
Audio Outputs: The Channel Master CM-7001 is equipped with
both digital (optical) and analog (RCA) audio outputs.
- Digital Audio Output: The over-the-air HDTV tuner is
equipped with an optical (toslink) digital audio output to transfer Dolby
Digital or PCM audio to your home theater receiver.
- Analog Audio Output: The CM-7001 also features analog
stereo RCA outputs to transfer audio directly to your television or stereo
OSD (On-Screen Display): The Channel Master CM-7001 features
an on-screen display which supports English, Spanish, or French text.
TV Screen Settings: You can set your TV's screen aspect ratio (16:9 or
4:3) and screen format (Letter, Center, or Full).
Closed Caption Support: The CM-7001 supports digital Closed
Captions. The unit offers many options for Closed Captioning (CC), including
font size, colors, edge style, service, and opacity.
Parental Controls: You can restrict your family's viewing
based either on program ratings or on a channel-by-channel basis. The parental
lock feature is protected by a 4-digit pass-code.
Remote Control: The Channel Master CM-7001 comes with an IR remote
control for wireless operation of the over-the-air ATSC/QAM tuner. The supplied
remote control features a numeric keypad (0-9) for direct channel entry. You can
program the remote to operate your TV's Power, Volume Up/Down, and Channel
Auto Power Off: The over-the-air TV tuner can be set to automatically
turn off after 15, 30, 60, 120, or 240 minutes of no signal or inactivity.