Originally Posted by RF8655
But also wondering if you can switch between air and cable, and the unit remembers both scanned lists, isn't that the same as both sets of channels stored cumulatively and adding to the total 400 maximum?
Yes, the OTA channels would count toward the 400 maximum. Here's the trick to staying under that limit:
- Connect to your cable system, set the HomeWorX for cable, and do an auto-scan. It will find the first 400 channels on your cable system.
- Check all the channels and write down the channel numbers of any unscrambled channels you want to keep.
- Write down the highest channel number it found (scrambled or not), except channels 95-99.
- Connect to your antenna and run another full scan. This will clear all the cable channels out of memory. You probably won't have more than about 100 OTA channels, so there should be plenty of room now.
- Reconnect the cable and manually scan the RF channel numbers (number before the dash) of the channels you wrote down in step 2, to get back the unscrambled cable channels you want. If you don't want any of those channels you can skip this step.
- Manually scan the RF channel number (number before the dash) of the highest cable channel that you wrote down in step 3.
- Manually scan every RF channel number from that number up to your cable system's top RF channel (probably 125). Skip channels 95-99 though, so if it stopped at channel 73-something you'd manually scan 73, 74, ... 94, then 100, 101, ... 125.
OK, it's slow, cumbersome, and may take you all afternoon. But there's a decent chance you'll find that one cable channel you want in that last step.
Originally Posted by RF8655
Here are my software levels:
Pre QAM SW flash (original at time of purchase):
SW Version:CL503883 131012 v1
After QAM SW flash:
SW Version:CL503883 131115 v1
You're in luck. No need to buy an iView; all you need is an iView remote
and iView firmware. The remote is only $10 and you'll probably like it better than the HW-150 remote anyway. It's bigger, has bigger buttons, and has a learning section to control your TV. If you don't, you can just flash back to the HW-150 firmware.
Klaatu58 found that this HW-150 model is compatible with iView firmware versions V1
, and V3
Originally Posted by Klaatu58
Just flashed iView firmware V3 onto HW V1 firmware box and iView remote works fine.... Now when turned on, the box shows "iView" rather than HomeWorx. Man, that was too easy. Didn't even have to reset to factory defaults after the flash or rescan channels. Only had to re-enter time zone and language settings; all others transferred including timer data.
Am using HDMI so can't comment on HW's outputs (especially the analog audio outputs) operating, though.
Also nice about the iView remote is that it uses AA rather than HW remote's AAA batteries.
Just make sure you have an iView remote (and batteries) before trying any iView firmware. One minor incompatibility is that the iView firmware disables the channel buttons on the HW-150 front panel, so if you update the firmware without the remote, you'll be stuck on one channel, and without the remote you can't even go back!
You'll probably find iView's V1 firmware works pretty much like your current firmware (except for the remote), but V2A and V3 should skip all those scrambled channels so you don't hit 400 before they're done scanning. Unfortunately they may not find the channel you're searching for either, but it's worth a try!