OK, this thread is way beyond my capacities to understand, but thought I'd lob a question here: I have an original 2 tuner HDHR, and 1 Prime, on a Gigabit router (hardwired) to 3 primary HTPC's. I currently only subscribe to basic cable (QAM). I do NOT currently run a cablecard. Provider is Time Warner (Carlsbad, CA). Win 7 Ultimate with MCE is only software used.
When I run the setup and scan in HDHR setup, I get around 45 channels, the basic network HD's and a sever music choice channels (I don't care about them).
When I run setup in MCE, I get a max of 14 or so channels, but by the end of the scan, it lowers down to about 8. There are some of the older SD channels and most, but not all, of the network HD channels.
My simple goal is to just get the network channels consistently with Guide support for recording network TV, so ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and I'd be pretty happy.
Any idea why my MCE scan fails to find all of the appropriate networks? I recently updated the HDHF sofware. . .
Would it benefit me to order a cablecard for the prime, especially since I don't subscribe to the upper tiers? Although I might. . .
thanks for any input, and happy Turkey to all. . .