Originally posted by joeyoravec
I posted my BrightHouse findings earlier in this thread. Over cable I get unencrypted QAM for: FOX, NBC, CBS, PBS, and TNT which work fine, and ABC which is broken. They're missing WB, UPN, and I couldn't find Discovery (might be encrypted, or maybe I missed it).
Please post your experience after the install! Maybe it works better with their hardware. Also let us know what channels you receive.
Ok, had the CableCard install on Friday. It was the Tech's first, and it went without a hitch. Digital Variety Pack, HBO, and Showtime are active. The HD channels I pull in are:
HBO, Show, ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, PBS, TNT, Discovery...forgot if I get WB or UPN. Discovery HD is channel 280 so perhaps you missed it. It is not part of the HD Pak from Brighthouse so I'm thinking it's unscrambled (like TNT).
PQ seems good, haven't done too many a/b comparisons to OTA yet. Channel changes also seem reasonable, obviously slower for digitals and HD channels but not bad. PQ on the different varieties of HBO and Showtime is suprisingly good too, even in a Wide Zoom mode. Overall, I'm pretty happy with it. It is not great enough however, for me to pay $55 a month or whatever it is for basic digital cable. Once my three months of digital cable are up, I'll still be heading back to go ol' analog and my unscrambled HD channels.