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post #9931 of 9937
Looks like Comcast sent out an update to my RNG200 last night. I had the box setup in pass-through mode with an HDMI cable. Everything had been working fine. Now the @#$% box is sending everything to my TV in 480i format. When I switch to an HD station the box shows the 1080i or 720p on the front panel and then jumps back to 480i. Has anyone else seen this? What do I do to get it setup correctly?
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Looks like Comcast sent out an update to my RNG200 last night. I had the box setup in pass-through mode with an HDMI cable. Everything had been working fine. Now the @#$% box is sending everything to my TV in 480i format. When I switch to an HD station the box shows the 1080i or 720p on the front panel and then jumps back to 480i. Has anyone else seen this? What do I do to get it setup correctly?

This works great on my 8300HD and my RNG200 STBs. HTH, and good luck!

ComcastHDSetTopBoxVideoSetupProcedures.doc 30k .doc file
post #9933 of 9937
Thanks for the response. That fixed it for me. The output had been locked on 480i and I needed to set it back to pass-through.

Thanks again,


Paw Paw
post #9934 of 9937
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Originally Posted by Paw Paw View Post

Thanks for the response. That fixed it for me. The output had been locked on 480i and I needed to set it back to pass-through.

Thanks again,


Paw Paw

Glad that I could help.

I was having absolute FITS when my box lost power and I was experiencing terrible delays when switching between channels with different resolutions (480, 720, or 1080). Finally found this file and voila - all is well!
post #9935 of 9937
Hello

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
post #9936 of 9937
My 4 year old Vizio TV has the option to scan for channels and it finds the 31.612 channel. Comcast has the tendency to 'move' the channels around so rescanning once or twice a year is needed. We get all the locals, local religious and wgn (of all things) in HD in the clear. This is in 77401 (Bellaire)
post #9937 of 9937
Remember those Digital Transport Adapters Comcast gave out for free back in 2011 when they were going completely digital (and scrambling everything)? Well it appears they are now charging $1.99/mos. whether you use it or not. I had to go find the one they sent me (and never opened the box much less used) and will return it this week....
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