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P/N DCT410 Clear 256 QAM Unencrypted Digital Cable HDTV Tuner

480i, 720p, and 1080i Resolutions Via Selectable HDMI & Composite Outputs

This product is discontinued. We offer instead the DCT411 or the DCT412 with improved software.

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External digital cable TV Tuner HDTV receiver, cable TV set top box (stb) QAM with HDMI, and composite video outputs, closed captions and RF analog pass through.

The DCT410 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 (unencrypted) QAM Cable signals required!

The DCT410, QAM cable TV tuner and receiver, will take high or standard definition, and convert it to analog video and audio output thus allowing use of old analog TVs.

In addition to its Stereo output, the DCT410 HDTV cable box features coaxial digital audio pass-through for Surround Sound receivers or dedicated audio amplifiers.

The tuner supports PVR (Personal Video Recording) via external USB stick/drive

The DCT410 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. To receive TV programs through antenna please see our p/n DCT310 and p/n DCT510.


  • Decodes High-Definition and Standard-Definition signals
  • Decodes MPEG-2 / AVC / H.264 / MPEG-4 video
  • Decodes MPEG-1 Layer I/II and Dolby® AC-3 audio
  • 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 external USB stick/USB external Hard Drive (Plug & Play type)
  • RF loop through
  • Remote control included
  • Special Feature: The tuner come back on the last channel by itself if the power goes off

Cable TV Operators Compatibility

The DCT410 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.
Read more about Cable QAM and "Clear" QAM.
Frequently Asked Questions & Answers.

More Info

Other important topics you should read about:
Digital TV Network At Home - Using The Right Materials & Accessories.
HDTV types.
Digital TV Channel Display.
International Digital TV Standards..

Special Uses

The DCT410 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 DCT410 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 DCT410 External Digital Clear QAM HDTV Receiver Set Top TV Tuner Box
  • IR Remote Control
  • Batteries
  • 110V AC to DC Power Adapter
  • User Manual
  • 3ft A/V Cable
  • 3ft HDMI Cable - OPTIONAL



QAM Modes ITU-T J.83, Annex B
Constellation 64/256 QAM ("Clear" QAM)
Input frequency range 54MHz - 860MHz
Channels Cable: 2-135
Bandwidth 6 MHz
RF Input Level -25 dBm to -60 dBm
Decoder AVC/H.264 HP@L4.1
MPEG-4 ASP supported
Advance error concealment
Resolution 480i, 480p, 720p/60, 1080i/30
Aspect Ratio Auto, 16:9, 4:3 letter box, 4:3 pan scan
MPEG Decoder MPEG layer I/II
AAC Decoder AAC LC
HE-AAC V1/V2, 5.1 down mix 2 ch
Dolby Digital AC3 5.1
Conditional Access System MPEG-1 layer 1 and 2
Hollywood Approved CAS
LED Green = ON, RED = STBY
RF Input F-Type, 75Ω
RF loop through F-Type, 75Ω
HDMI Output High Definition Media Interface V1.0
A/V Composite Output 3 RCA (CVBS,A.left,A.right)
SPDIF (Digital Audio) Coaxial
Batteries 2 AAA type
Power Adaptor Input 100V - 250V, 50/60Hz 0.6A
Power Adaptor Output DC 12V, 1.5A
Power Consumption in Standby <0.5W
Composite Cables 1, Included
Dimensions 4.53”(L) x 4.41”(D) x 1.38” (H)
Warranty 1 Year

FOOTNOTES: For improvement purposes, the design and specifications of this unit are subject to change without prior notice. Pictures are for reference only. Products may differ slightly from images shown. See more at the footer of this page...

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