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Anonymous
November 29, 2004 12:29:04 AM

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Anyone in the Philly region getting basic cable?

I do, but with my Plasma with built in tuner, I am getting several digital
channels and HD channels, I didn't get before.

Specifically: Channel 100-1 is FOX HD, 114-1 WPVI (ABC-HD), 114-2 ABCnews
Now, 114-3 WPVI weather, 114-4 WCAU (NBC- HD)

I can't find CBS HD, but perhaps it exists?

I also find myself getting about 10 new digital channels that I didn't get
on my old tv. Specifically I get
103-1 TWC, 103-4 Biography, 103-5 History Int'l, 103-6 DIY, 103-10 Fine
Living, 119-5 Natl Geo, 119-6 ESPN news, 119-9 Cartoon Disney, 119-10 Soap

I also get the digital music channels now (87-1 to 87-50)


1) So why are the digital channels on these "sub channels" which I thought
were reserved for HD?
2) Anyone else getting these channels?
3) Any way to get other channels I haven't mentioned? Specifically CBS HD
would be nice.


Thanks!

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Anonymous
November 29, 2004 12:29:05 AM

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Verizon User wrote:
>
> Anyone in the Philly region getting basic cable?
>
> I do, but with my Plasma with built in tuner, I am getting several digital
> channels and HD channels, I didn't get before.
>
> Specifically: Channel 100-1 is FOX HD, 114-1 WPVI (ABC-HD), 114-2 ABCnews
> Now, 114-3 WPVI weather, 114-4 WCAU (NBC- HD)
>
> I can't find CBS HD, but perhaps it exists?
>
> I also find myself getting about 10 new digital channels that I didn't get
> on my old tv. Specifically I get
> 103-1 TWC, 103-4 Biography, 103-5 History Int'l, 103-6 DIY, 103-10 Fine
> Living, 119-5 Natl Geo, 119-6 ESPN news, 119-9 Cartoon Disney, 119-10 Soap
>
> I also get the digital music channels now (87-1 to 87-50)
>
> 1) So why are the digital channels on these "sub channels" which I thought
> were reserved for HD?

I'm going thru the same QAM Cable Channel 'study' with my brand new
Samsung T-451 Digital Tuner in GBay, WI....
A Digital Tuner using QAM encoding picks up all Digital unencripted
Cable Channels that may be either SD or HD.... A SD Cable
channel may take up to 10 times less bandwidth than a HD Channel.


> 2) Anyone else getting these channels?

I am as of last night... I can find only 2/3 of what I expected.
After searching 3 modes with the T-451... I went back to the
SA-3250-HD Cablebox ...


> 3) Any way to get other channels I haven't mentioned? Specifically CBS HD
> would be nice.

I found 1 HD local station, CBS-HD... and 9 SD Cable stations
unencripted....

My QAM channels active run from Chan 81 thru Chan 115 with many,
many blank sub channels on Cable... QAM is still a mystery..

>
> Thanks!
Anonymous
November 29, 2004 10:22:57 AM

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Using a Qam tuner should allow you to pick up certain HD channels which
are in the clear (unscrambled) those are usually the major networks and
anything else you pick up is a bonus!!
Don't call your cable company and mention this, I have a feeling if the
usage of Qam tuners increases a lot, they will re-shuffle the channels
to get rid of the extra's.


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Anonymous
November 29, 2004 6:27:52 PM

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rcbridge <rcbridge.1ghfk8@satelliteguys.us> wrote:
> Using a Qam tuner should allow you to pick up certain HD channels which
> are in the clear (unscrambled) those are usually the major networks and
> anything else you pick up is a bonus!!
> Don't call your cable company and mention this, I have a feeling if the
> usage of Qam tuners increases a lot, they will re-shuffle the channels
> to get rid of the extra's.

They have to allow the local channels to remain ITC,
whether SD or HD. Other channels can be scrambled.
Chip

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