Originally Posted by ph0
I'm sure this has been beaten to death, so I apologize in advance. I have Knology HD svc and the SA8300HD box to go along with my Samsung DLP. That all works fine. However, I just got a small LCD panel for the kitchen, and I was planning to just plug it directly into the cable outlet. I was aware that Knology passes the local HDs through unencrypted. When I did a channel scan last night, CBS/902, PBS/904, and FOX/905 showed up as expected. However, ABC showed up as 103-1, and there is no sign of local WAFF HD. Several other digital, non-HD channels showed up such as two PBS channels (something like 102-11 and 102-12). Can anyone explain what's going on? I'm particularly curious why NBC is not there, but I'm also wondering why the local HDs don't just show up as 901-905.
Wow, my first log in since 3/08! I'll try to answer your questions......
Yes, all digital channels that Knology processes from over-air sources locally are delivered to all customers non-encrypted. In my experience, some TVs will scan and map these to our virtual channel map (901-905 and the local SD's 133, 153, 154, 199 and I don't encrypt channel 200 which is ppv previews). Some TVs will not recognize a virtual channel map and label the channel as it's actual CATV channel and MPEG assignment. For instance, WHNTHD is actually on CATV channel 80, MPEG # 2. Some TVs will display this as 80.2. [i]SOME[i] TVs will display this as 80.1, being the first non-encrypted channel the TV recognizes on that channel. Most higher end TVs will recognize the virtual channel map generated for our converters and display the channel as 902. You may want to re-scan again and see if your set picks them up as virtual channels. I've seen it take a couple of times on some sets.
Now, your NBC issue could be either the need to rescan, or the possibility of a poor connection or a cable shielding problem. On Knology Cable in Huntsville/Madison/RSA WAFF's digital channel 903 is sent out on CATV channel 82, MPEG#2 (QAM256, 6MHZ channel centered at 573MHZ). If you have a poor connection, or a questionable cable, it's entirely possible that you have ingress overriding our QAM carrier. This is due to the fact that local channel 31's (WAAY TV) analog off-air carrier is a 6MHZ carrier centered at 575MHZ. They will overlap each other and your TV will not be able to tune in WAFF on CATV channel 82. I hope that makes sense...... This happened when my ex got a new digital set. She had a store made cable jumper and couldn't get WAFFDT. We ran her a new outlet where the TV went, connected it with a properly shielded cable and it works fine now.
I just did a rescan on my test set in the office without cable card or converter and I do pick up all non-encrypted channels with correct channel mapping.
Re-check when you get a chance and let me know how it turns out.