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VIZIO Tuner-Free Displays.

What Is Tuner-Free?

The ATSC TV Tuner is a component built into conventional TV sets for receiving over‑the‑air broadcast TV without a cable/satellite box. Most households commonly stream or watch live TV from cable and satellite boxes. Neither of these requires a tuner, so you shouldn’t notice any differences in setup from your current TV.

If you use an external antenna to watch free local channels, you will need a separate tuner adapter to connect your antenna to the display.

All VIZIO SmartCast 4K Ultra HD displays are tuner‑free.

How Do You Watch?

Illustration of mobile device casting/streaming to display

Casting/Streaming.

If you stream entertainment from apps, you can easily cast your favorites to the screen from your phone or tablet.

Illustration of display with cable/satellite box

Cable/Satellite.

If you subscribe to cable or satellite, simply connect an HDMI cable, sold separately, with your display to the receiver.

Illustration of display with antenna

Over-The-Air Broadcast.

If you use external antennas to watch local broadcasts, a TV tuner is required and sold separately.

Tuner-Free FAQs.

  • What’s a “Tuner?”
    A small component built into conventional TVs that enable the TV set to pick up local over-the-air TV broadcasts.
  • I subscribe to a cable/satellite service. Can I still use a Tuner-Free Display?
    Yes. Simply use an HDMI cable to connect your display to the cable or satellite box.
  • What if I still want to receive local over‑the‑air TV broadcasts?
    There are several alternate TV Tuner/Antenna set‑top‑box solutions available for purchase from various 3rd party manufacturers.
  • Will a VIZIO Tuner‑Free display still work with my Bluray, streaming device or gaming console?
    Yes. Use an HDMI cable to connect your Display to your other entertainment devices.
  • Can I still watch my favorite shows on Hulu, VUDU, etc.?
    Absolutely. VIZIO Tuner‑Free displays have Chromecast built‑in – the same technology behind Chromecast. Discover, cast and control more than 200,000 TV shows and movies, plus millions of songs, podcasts, sports, games and more on your display from your mobile device using apps you already know and love.
  • What’s the difference between a “TV” and a “display?”
    A TV is a device class that includes a built‑in tuner. VIZIO SmartCast displays do not have a tuner built in, but still offer the same brilliant picture quality, intuitive experience and exceptional value that you would expect from a VIZIO TV.
  • Which VIZIO Series are Tuner‑Free?
    VIZIO SmartCast P‑Series, M‑Series and most E‑Series models are tuner‑free displays. VIZIO D‑Series Smart TVs and select models of VIZIO SmartCast E‑Series include a built‑in tuner.

Explore VIZIO Tuner-Free Displays.

VIZIO P-Series 4K Ultra HD Home Theater Display with SmartCast Tablet Remote facing forward

P-Series

P‑Series 4K Ultra HD, High Dynamic Range & Ultra Color Spectrum.
VIZIO SmartCast Tablet Remote.

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VIZIO M-Series 4K Ultra HD Home Theater Display with SmartCast Tablet Remote facing forward

M-Series

4K Ultra HD & High Dynamic Range.
VIZIO SmartCast Tablet Remote.

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VIZIO E-Series 4K Ultra HD Home Theater Display facing forward

E-Series

4K Ultra HD.1 Uncompromised Value.

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