Originally Posted by MCnDaHouse
I am getting a ton of unscrambled channels. Now if there was a program guide for cable I'd be set...
Sounds like you are on the right track now.
Unfortunately iview isn't able to sort channels on QAM into virtual station numbers the way most tv's can(why? I'm not sure, most el cheapo tv's have no problems here). you can rename the channels in the menu to make them match what they're supposed to be for boxless tv. Then I use the tv guide app on my phone for program guide. Just enter your zipcode, provider, and then whether or not you have a cable box. Works great, the problem is ordering the channels correctly on the iview. Blah!
With the scrambled channels what you have to be careful of is hitting the 400 channel limit, because once you hit that, even if you delete those scrambled channels, they're not really gone and you can't add more.
What I do is run a scan, then go through all of it and write down which channel #'s that have clear QAM stations. If they are all encrypted, or there is only like 1 unencrypted and it's home shopping or something don't write it down.
Then, in my case I have a switch so that I can go back and forth between antenna and cable for EPG and time purposes. So if you have that, run a channel scan on OTA channels, remember to change the setting to air, and that will clear your 400 stations. otherwise you will want to do a factory reset to get those 400 channels cleared.
Now go to manual scan and put it to the first ch number which had a clear QAM channel Wi-Fi you already wrote down (after changing back to Cable if applicable). you should see on the signal meter that there is a station. let it add all substations, then you can go into the program guide and delete any encrypted channels it may have picked up. Continue to do this on all the clear QAM channels that you wrote down until you are finished.
If you finish and you think that there may be more channels which you didn't get before because you already hit 400, go into manual scan and start with your highest channel. Then from there you can up channel by channel and check the signal meter to see if there are stations. If you see some scan it. most likely more encrypted channels, but if you know that some are missing after your initial scan, then you should do this first, before doing the process I described above. That way if there are unencrypted channels in the higher ch #'s you can write them down before you start inputting manually.
If you've already hit 400 you will have to factory reset before you start looking at the channels higher than the highest one auto scan found.
I know that sounds complicated, but believe me it's a lot better than deleting 350 encrypted channels only to learn that you still can't add any more.
I really wish iview would put out a new fw which allows deleted channels to actually be deleted, opening up that spot for another channel.
Of course if you haven't hit the 400 limit this is all unnecessary. I have time Warner cable and there are well over 400 encrypted channels alone and something like 120 unencrypted.
Cheers and good luck!