Originally Posted by TimSH
The fly in the ointment for you may be that this box won't allow you to mix cable and OTA channels. I don't know of any box that will. You can only feed the unit with one type of signal (analog cable, digital/analog cable or digital analog OTA). Of course, there are auxiliary inputs, and you can feed those with whatever you want. So, if you want to record something from a premium cable station going through your cable box, you can feed that into the rear aux input (and I believe you can program the unit to record from that on a schedule) all you have to do, then, is make sure your cable box is tuned to the right channel at the right time.
I was wondering if could possibly elaborate on this a little bit(and DON'T HOLD my NAME against me just because you are from Cleveland
On my LG LST-4200A HDTV STB it allows you to SWITCH between OTA(ATSC/NTSC) and Cable(analog/digital) without having to RESCAN. The unit asks you when you switch, "Would you like to RE-SCAN for channels?" and you simply highlight NO.
Therefore your previous channel map of OTA channels is still there, and you don't have too rescan and remap.
Since my LG only has 1 RF input, I use an A/B selector switch to change between my CLEAR QAM from my cable, and OTA from my indoor amplified antenna, and it works GREAT(It is a remote A/B switch found at Radio Shack for like $35).
Now, I know you don't have cable, so someone else MAY have to find this out and share here, but:
1. Does the unit do a RESCAN everytime you switch from ANTENNA to CABLE(or vice vera), from within the menu?
2. On the OTA side(or the CLEAR QAM side if that is even applicable at this point), does the unit allow you to EDIT out the analog channels while leaving in the digital channels only?(My LG does this and it is a NICE feature)?
3. On the digital channels, can you edit out some of the subchannels while leaving others? An example of that would be like, for arguments sake let's say that channel 4-1 is NBC, but channel 4-2 is some channel you dont want. Can you EDIT OUT 4-2, while leaving 4-1 in the channel lineup? Again, my LG does this and it is a NICE Feature.
And if anyone else get's this who has cable, please check and see on these points as well, and check on the CLEAR QAM too please.