Originally Posted by Chimpy
Glad to hear the TV is worth it--I was hesitant on going for 720p instead of the 1080p, but from what I've read, 1080p isn't that great of a difference especially when watching from more than 8 feet away, which we do.
I had a KDF-E42A10, 42" Sony RP LCD. At 720P it was stunning, coming from SD, I thought HD was the cat's meow. I just recently sold it to a friend and purchased the KDS-55A2000, 55" 1080P. I will admit, through Charter's HD service and MOXI STB's, the display looks damn close to identical. When playing a BluRay though PS3, there is no competition, although the 720P still looks awesome. I sit about 12" away.
Is anyone playing with Vista Media Center in the area? I'm just south of TC, off Rusch Rd. I hate my Charter service due to the unreliable nature of the system. OnDemand has never worked when I wanted it to. The MOXI is slow and retarded. I've just begun getting my TV's converted to Vista Media Center with Xbox 360's as extenders. The setup is sweet. I had a complex Infrared repeating network from each viewing location to the basement where both MOXI's were installed. I then had distributed RG6 Component and PCM Audio to each room, using an Autopatch 1YDM to change signal on each Moxi to the corresponding room (could finish a broadcast in a different room).
I got addicted to HD in this past 6 month timeframe, and really want HD on the Vista setup.
The question (after much rambling), has anyone used a PC based HD tuner and received Clear QAM HD from Charter? I have tried to no success. Charter claims that you need to rent a STB in order to use the clear unencrypted QAM HD Stations. This is bull, and from what I have read, borderline illegal. I was under the impression that Basic cable service should be enough to receive the Local Broadcast CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox from the Clear QAM Charter Signal.
Does this work? What am I doing wrong. I surely hope there is a solution, as I'd love to get rid of the two Moxi rentals, two digital receiver rentals, and the HD tier. This totals almost 50$ monthly.