Originally Posted by Westly-C
Here we go again...Comcast, right?
Having just been through this last week, you may want to try unscrewing the cable ou to the very edge letting it barely hang in, and rescan. I can't be 100% certain, but this did restore my missing QAMs. Don't suppose you have a tv with digital tuner you can check to see if those are still active?
Rescanning these days truly is turning out to be Russian roulette.
Okay, I tried unscrewing the cable to the back of the 2160 and letting it hang by a thread. When doing this, the analog channels get fuzzy (but don't go out completely) which I believe is the desired effect. I tried entering the QAM channel numbers manually -- where they should be mapped -- and they did not return. I figure I should AT LEAST be able to get 66.1 (Fox) since it is still available on the other 2160 upstairs, but, sadly, I did not.
I do have a TV with digital tuner (downstairs only). Since hang-by-a-thread failed to help the missing digital channels, including Fox, on both the 2160 and the TV w/ digital tuner, I screwed the cable back in to the 2160 all the way and I'm running another full channel scan on both the DVDR and the HDTV...
Update: The 2160's channel scan got interrupted by a regularly scheduled recording (I forgot I had one coming up). On the plus side, the HDTV is currently showing 69 analog channels found and 10 digital (so far). I'll update again when the TV's finished.
Update2: The HDTV finished with 69 analog and 12 digital channels found. NBC (12.1), CBS (35.1) and Fox (66.1) have not moved channel assignments. ABC did move from 104.1 to 114.1. I'll have to wait another 1.25 hours for my scheduled recordings to finish up to see if I can get the 2160 to relock on these channels. I would REALLY REALLY like to get them back before football season. Those games record so much better in digital (widescreen).
Update3: Success! I simply rescanned with the 2160, and all digital channels are back again. They are all in the same locations as the HDTV (ABC moving to 114.1). I can't say, for sure, that I really did anything special. I did make sure to tighten the cable input to the 2160 with a wrench this time. Hopefully, I won't encounter this again anytime soon.