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P/N DCT411

Price: $103.99

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External digital cable TV Tuner HDTV receiver, cable TV set top box (stb) QAM with HDMI, and composite video outputs and Closed Captions.

The DCT411 is a state-of-the-art 64/256 QAM digital TV tuner for HD/SD Cable receiver for use with your local CATV service. Clear (unscrambled/unencrypted) QAM Cable signals required!

Legacy analog TV sets and VCRs can be connected to this tuner through the Composite Video (Yellow and Red/White jacks).

Audio is available in Stereo (Red and white jacks) or digital Surround Sound through the digital audio pass-through coaxial cable connection to Home Theater receiver or MultMedia Center with surround decoder.

The tuner supports PVR (Personal Video Recording) via a USB port to external Hard Drive or memory stick.

The DCT411 features a user-friendly set-up guide that allows for easy channel mapping and installation. It is compatible with all Plasma Tvs, LCD monitors, Projection Tvs, Video projectors and regular analog TVs or monitors. (Verification of your A/V receiver with the tuner is required before purchasing).

Use as:
          • Digital Cable TV Tuner (Digital Cable TV Receiver)

Typical Applications for External TV Tuners:
          • Monitor TV Tuner (Monitor TV Receiver)
          • Projector TV Tuner (Projector TV Receiver)
          • Home Theater TV Tuner (Home Theater TV Receiver)
          • Digital TV Tuner for HDTV Ready Analog TVs


This tuner receiver will tune-in only to unencrypted / unscrambled digital cable channels. It will not work with antenna or analog channels. To receive TV programs through antenna please see our p/n DCT310 and p/n DCT510. To receive analog cable TV channels please see our p/n CATV6, CATV7 and CATV8.


  • Decodes High-Definition and Standard-Definition signals
  • Decodes MPEG-2 / AVC / H.264 / MPEG-4 video
  • Decodes MPEG-1 Layer I/II
  • Clear QAM/Hollywood approved CAS
  • Supports 64 and 256 QAM inputs (Require Clear QAM unencrypted channels)
  • Intuitive and simple high definition user interface
  • Auto scanning for QAM channels and programs
  • Supports Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
  • Multiple language support
  • Firmware updates via cable TV network
  • HDMI® and analog composite video/audio outputs
  • PVR via a USB port to external momory stick or USB external Hard Drive (Plug & Play type)
  • SPDIF: Digital audio over fibre optic cable with TOSLINK connector
  • Remote control included
  • Special Features:
    1. The tuner come back on the last channel by itself if the power goes off
    2. When the signal being received has CC then it will be passed through on the composite output

Cable TV Operators Compatibility

The DCT411 is compatible with unencrypted (Clear QAM) digital channels of major cable operators such as Cablevision Systems Corporation, Charter Communications, Cox Communications, Mediacom Communications Corp. and Time Warner Cable.

For maximum satisfaction we strongly suggest to contact your Cable Operator and verify the digital Clear QAM channels available through your local service.
See the list of operators.
P/N DCT411 Clear QAM Unencrypted Digital Cable Box HDTV Tuner w/ CAS Read more about Cable QAM and "Clear" QAM.
Frequently Asked Questions & Answers.

More Info

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International Digital TV Standards..

Special Uses

The DCT411 external HDTV tuner and Clear QAM Cable receiver is an excellent device for use with projectors and monitors featuring HDMI and Composite inputs. The TV tuner provide excellent picture and crispy stereo sound. Very useful with Projectors, DVD recorders and VCRs without integrated TV tuner!

Owners of old analog TVs can use it as replacement for the Cable operators Digital TV Adapter (such as Comcast Digital to Analog [DTA] Cable TV converter box) to watch Unencrypted (clear QAM) Digital Cable TV channels.

Easy To Install



The DCT411 HDTV Receiver Digital tuner set top box is easy to install. Intuitive configuration menu, channels search wizard and simple user manual.


Box Includes

  • P/N DCT411 External Digital Clear QAM HDTV Receiver Set Top TV Tuner Box
  • IR Remote Control
  • Batteries
  • 110V AC to DC Power Adapter
  • User Manual: Quick Start Guide
  • Composite A/V Cable
  • HDMI Cable



QAM Modes ITU-T J.83, Annex B
Constellation 64/256 QAM
Frequency Range 54 MHz to 862 MHz
Bandwidth 6 MHz
Input Impedance 75 Ω
Input Level Range -15 dBmV to 30 dBmV
Signal Input IEC 169-24, F-Type, female
Symbol Rate 7.252 Msps max.
MPEG Decoder MPEG-2/MPEG-4/H.264
Video Resolution 1080P (HD), 720p (HD), 480i (SD)
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
MPEG Decoder MPEG-1 Layer 1/2
Output Stereo/Right/Left/Mono
Sampling Frequency 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
Conditional Access Hollywood-approved CAS
Front Panel
KEY 3 keys (Standby, CH-, CH+)
LED Red: Power/Standby Green: Signal
CA Card 1 slot
Rear Panel
RF Input F-Type
Composite Output 3 RCA (CVBS, A. left, A. right)
Digital Audio S/PDIF optical
HDMI 19 pin Female
DC Input 12 V/1.5 A
Remote Control
Batteries 2 AAA type
Power Supply
Power supply mode External
Plug Type American standard
AC Input (V/Hz) AC 110 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Output Voltage (V) 12 V
Consumption 18 Watts max.
Standby Consumption 1 Watt
Mechnical & Environmental
Dimensions 5.15" (L) x 6.70" (D) x 1.50" (H)
Weight Net 4 lb.
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C
RoHs Compliant
Duration 1 Year From Arrival To Destination

Quick Start Guide

Manual - P/N DCT411 Clear QAM Unencrypted Digital Cable Box HDTV Tuner User's Manual

Remote Learning Procedure



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