Originally posted by arny56
Do you know if it will tune QAM on a HRC cable system? I just returned a FusionHDTV 3-QT because it would not even tune analog from my antiquated Comcast cable service. I was planning on buying a MDP-120 as I understand they are compatible with HRC, but would prefer to wait for the MDP-130 if I could tune HD over cable.
Although this probably more belongs in the Fusion thread, it should be noted that in the QAM world (64 or 256) there's no such thing as HRC cable ... that's an analog only thing.
And Fusion *and* MyHD can tune HRC analog just fine - anything cable ready has to be able to do that, or it isn't "cable ready".
QAM is a totally digital animal. If you couldn't capture digital QAM off your Comcast system, they probably have the entire digital system locked down with encrypted QAM, and neither Fusion nor the upcoming MyHD card will receive that.
Note : if you cannot tune in your local OTA digital stations that are carried on your Comcast system, they have the channels encrypted. That's against FCC rules and they MUST remove that encryption. OTA digital stations have to be receivable "in the clear" in QAM.