Originally posted by R00st3r
I have the Adelphia HD cable box in the lvg room. As far as the QAM goes, Adelphia shows their HD programming on channels 900 + (902 CBS, 904 NBC, etc) . The Samsung is only a 125 Channel tuner, you wouldn't get the HD brodcasts because the tv only pick up channels 2-125. Am I missing something?
Yes, I think you are missing something. The QAM feature is designed to tune unencrypted digital channels directly from cable without using a Cable Box.
Hoewever, I have not been able to get this feature to work, in spite of having a tech visit 3 times. We have replaced all cables with new RG-6 cable and eliminated all splitters to get normal signal levels (-1mV to 1.00mV) directly to the Samsung cable input.
It still does not tune QAM.....and I think that while Samsung has checked the QAM feature in their lab using a digital signal generator...they probably have NOT checked that the tuner works (as advertised) with COMCAST, Adelpi or COX under "real world" conditions.
The tech (who does tech services under contract with Good Guys) also said that the new SONY KD34XBR 960, which has a slot for a QAM card, also has issues picking up QAM.
Meanwhile, My Fusion HD QAM PC card picks up all the digital and HD unewncrypted channels of Comcast basic with no problem at all...you go figure.
My Samsung is going back to GG..