Originally Posted by KillRob
Ah, I just looked more closely at our reply and saw that the transport channel for Hallmark HD was still 44.99 and not something different from what I have like the 13.1 versus 25.1 for KCPQ.
OK, I *think* I see what's going on. I tuned digital 44 with my SiliconDust config app. That shows all the sub-channels and encryption status for each on a given channel. Transport 44 has 3 sub-channels in use: 44.1, 44.97, 44.99. 44.1 is *encrypted*. 44.97 and 44.99 are not. My *guess* is that the drivers for your tuner are, for some reason, seeing that encrypted sub-channel on 44 and assuming they all are encrypted. They are not. Unfortunately I have no clue how to get around it if I'm correct. As a test I suppose you could also try 44.97 which you should also be able to tune. See if it shows "scrambled" which might at least confirm my guess.
My Ceton card map says 44.1 is MSNBC HD so why CC has them combined on the same transport is anyone's guess. Neither my SD-HDHR nor a Hauppauge 2250 seem to have any trouble tuning the unencrypted HALLHD channel on 44.99. I have 2 WMC set ups, one with the Hauppauge and then both share the HDHR and the Ceton cablecard. I have no problem getting 44.99 via the clear QAM tuners on either MC although the channel does not identify itself on either as HALLHD, just C44.99.
Sorry. Don't know what else to tell you.