Originally Posted by sslund
My question is similar to dickmiles' . . .
We are very, very close to ordering, but I've remained confused about what analog & what digital channels we've got. Someone suggested I check my cable co's (Time Warner in eastern WA/northern ID) Web site, and I did, but I'm still not sure because there are so many channel levels, and none are called "analog." I tried calling my cable co, but the person I spoke with was singularly unhelpful -- he said that as long as we have a STB or CableCard, it's all digital and we don't have to worry about analog channels??? I tried to explain the situation, but either I explained very poorly or he just didnt' understand.
OK. Step by step.
Plug the incoming cable DIRECTLY into the TV (no STB.) Scan for channels. WHAT channels does the TV find? What are the CHANNEL NUMBERS? If you just get the local HD channels and not all the channels listed in light blue or dark pink athttp://www.timewarnercable.com/north...t/clu/clu.ashx
then you DON'T have analog cable. List the stations and channel numbers you receive by this method HERE.
Even if you have analog channels, those channels MIGHT be simulcast as "stealth" digital channels for reception by the cable STBs that DO NOT have analog tuners. Does your cable company use ANY of these STBs or DVRs ?
Cisco/SA Explorer 8640, 8642, Explorer 4640, 4642, Explorer 1640, 1642, Explorer 1540, 1542, Explorer 8540, Explorer 8240, 8240HD, 4540HD, 4240, 4240HD, Explorer 3340, 3240HD, Explorer 940, STA1520, or DTA50?
Motorola DCH70, DCH100, DCH3200, DCH3416, DCT700, DCT3400, DCX700, DCX3200, DCX3400, DTA100?
If so, any analog signals are also sent as "stealth" digital signals for these boxes, because these boxes DO NOT HAVE AN ANALOG TUNER! Moxi DVRs *should* also be able to tune these same digital signals, and *should not* require purchase of the additional analog "dongle."
So, check your cable boxes and your friends and neighbors' cable boxes. If ANY of them have ANY of the above cable boxes, the Moxi DVR *should* be able to map and tune all of the (non SDV) channels.
The easiest way to tell for sure if your cable system is using analog channels is with your TV's diagnostics. Perhaps if you posted the make/model number of your TV, someone here could assist you with that.