Originally Posted by Speedskater
Clint, how did you get that list and did it have all 400 or so channels or just the locals?
I didn't sleep yesterday so I was a bit out of it. I'm not sure why I posted that, somewhere I thought I saw someone mention local
TV channels. (Or maybe now I just haven't woken up yet.
) That's just the local
TV channels they (Cox) broadcast in HD that allegedly do not require the cable box.
But I can't pick up any of them. I can't try on another TV because the other HDTV doesn't have the ATSC/QAM HD tuner, it's the type that must use a cable box to display HD.
It wasn't easy getting the list, I had to ask and ask and ask, and I kept getting "I'll check into this and let you know" for weeks before someone finally sent it. What I asked was "which channels can an HDTV receive that do not require the cable box". 7 is pathetic, we should be able to receive ALL up to channel 99, all basic cable channels and we should NOT be required to have to key in the 700x series of numbers (therefore the cable box) to view HD content! But they extort their customers into shelling out even more $ per month just to be able to use their HDTV sets! So any HDTV with the ATSC/QAM tuner is totally useless and a waste of money with Cox if you want to watch HD content!
That should be illegal. From what I've heard, they're only legally bound to show the local channels in HD with no box. But obviously they've found a way around that by "capping" or limiting the HD signal of said local channels so they can't even be picked up. So my mother is going to have to pay more $ per month to watch HD content. And the have the gall and audacity to claim "All HD content is free", that's BS.
So I'm wondering if anyone has been able to view any HD channels on cable without using the cable box.
EDIT: Sorry, I'm also posting in the Baton Rouge forum and I got this forum confused with that one. So everything I said above is for local Baton Rouge customers only
, I don't know if that applies to other areas of the country.