Originally Posted by zoshia
Do you know why the channel numbers are different? Is that because i dont have a cable box to convert the channels to Comcasts numbers?
that's exactly right!!! see, you know more than you thought you did!
you may be aware of this already but keep in mind these are DIGITAL cable chs. it may be simpler for you to think of QAM as digital cable. and remember that it's different from ATSC= digital over-the-air chs(OTA).
so you're getting any digital ch Comcast isn't scrambling. my guess is you get your local networks plus any independent stations, the music chs, & perhaps chs like the weather ch or WGN.
good news-at least some of these chs give you access to HD programming. bad news-you'll pretty much have to figure out which ch #'s go with which programming.
did you do a digital cable ch scan when you setup your new TV? you'll need to if you want to use the remote's up/down button to scan thru the chs. once you've done this(& figured out what #'s go with what chs) you can use the add/remove feature to keep only the chs you watch in the tuner memory & just surf thru them.
also there's no way I'm aware of to change the ch mapping-unless you rent one of Comcast's cable boxes & don't use the TV tuner.
BTW the subject of this thread really belongs in the HDTV Technical forum, so any future questions re: your TV, your cable access, or digital TV tech in general should be asked there. where you'll likely get much more info than you wanted!!!