I may be posting in the wrong forum, but wanted the opinion of those smarter than me. If in the wrong forum, please kindly redirect me.
We have Comcast in Sugar Land, and watch TV in the main rooms with the box/DVR. In order to expand my DVR capability, I plugged in my Win 7 PC into a silicondust HDHomerRun tuner and that into a cable outlet and was able to pull QAM programming down for all the local broadcast channels on Windows Media Center.
I decided to see if the TVs in the bedrooms could pull the QAM signals also (have been using OTA+Roku for majority of programming) One is a Vizio and one is a Samsung, bith 32 inches, a bit older, but HDTVs.
The funny thing is that the Win 7 PC running WMC can pull and record KPRC NBC in HD off of 612.1 saying it's channel 31.612 (the silicondust tuner channel). However, neither of the TVs can pull KPRC DT off of the QAM tuner in HD. I can get the other local broadcast channels in the 600-613 range for HD, but not KPRC. KPRC shows up in standard definition on 12.1 on the TV s.
Are the Silicondust tuners just better than the TV ones? I can't figure out a way to "force" either the Vizio or Samsung to channel 31.612.
I can always plug in the TVs into the OTA antenna and get what I want, but that's a bit unsightly. I was just wondering why the PC can pick it up, but not the TVs?
Thanks in advance