Originally Posted by DroptheRemote
What you're reporting is pretty normal, though what is available via QAM varies by market/cable provider. For example, in Kansas City via Time-Warner Cable most, if not all, of the local digitals are available unencrypted via a QAM tuner. But that's not the case here.
Also, I think it's one of the unintended features of QAM tuners that you can pick up PPV programming that is ordered by customers on the same branch of the cable network as you're on.
As far as I can recall, no one has ever put together a list of the Charter stations that are visible unencrypted via a QAM tuner. But if you want to volunteer to do that, I'll include it in the resource note (see next message) that gets posted here every 10 days or so...
Here's the list again slightly updated on what I can pick up with a samsung set top and an olevia built in qam tuner.
67-3 TNT HD *could only get with the samsung set top box
79-10 - charter's vod/ppv commercial channel
80-15 thru 80-20 NHL Center ice
81-1 thru 81-6 - ESPN Full court basketball
81-11 thru 81-14 NHL Center ice
82-3 + 82-4 - PBS and PBS kids sub channel
82-6 - CW's sub channel thetube
83-7 - infomercials
90-15 - local real estate
93-61 thru 93-72 - blank with 93-72 having charter's vod/ppv commercials running in a tiny box in the upper right corner
102-3 - ksdk's sub channel weather
105-6 - abc
105-8 thru 106-9 - various infomercials, charter ads, a single espn full court basketball game, cspan, religious channels, home shopping
106-10 - wgn
106-11 thru 118-30 - more religious channels and infomercials with 118-30 the tvguide channel
After 118-30 - Other people's vod