Originally Posted by HDTVFanAtic
reading the last 4 posts, i can see some of your issues.
First, the card isn't 2 way. When you plug it in, it does not remap the channels. You have to get the cable company to send a hit to it.
Second, if they are remapping the stations for YES - then that would cause an issue as things are moving around.
WHENEVER THEY DO ANY CHANNEL CHANGES THEY NEED TO HIT THE CARD AGAIN.
Apparently many cable systems have yet to realize this and have not made it a part of their S.O.P. when they move channels around on QAMS.
Not sure what you mean by "it does not remap the channels". With the card out the channels show up on the original 0-117 or so channel numbers, including sub-channels. With the card in it remaps them to whatever the STB uses for channel designations, the 700's being the HD channels for example.
If you're saying all the card does is decrypt the signal, and within that signal is the re-mapped channel number, then I think understand what you mean. It's not re-mapping them, it's just re-naming then with numbers similar to the STB.
FWI, Comcast here in the SF area either is aware of hitting the cards after moving channels around, or it doesn't need to. There have been several channel moves in recent months and it's been transparent on the user end. I've never lost a channel or needed them to hit the card but I can tell they have moved by pulling the card and seeing where the new channel number is.