I don't have a "digital cable" subscription so I'm using the 6168's internal cable tuner to pick up unencrypted channels. It seems a little more sensitive to noise than my PC's tuner cards but I need to clean up my wiring. Anyway, I noticed a couple of issues:
1. It seems the cable tuner can't detect digital subchannels which don't have a virtual channel number if they share a major channel number with other channels that have a VCN. On my cable feed (Comcast, Santa Clara, CA), NBC-HD shares the same major channel as ESPN-HD (116). The NBC-HD subchannel has a virtual channel number of 11 and the TV's tuner correctly lists it as channel 11-1. However, it cannot seem to detect the ESPN-HD channel at 116-3. (My PC is able to tune to ESPN-HD if I explicitly specify the channel/subchannel info.) ABC-HD and PBS-HD share channel 117 and they both have separate VCNs and the tuner detects both. INHD1/2 are also detected -- neither have VCNs but they don't share a channel with any that do.
2. At initial setup, the cable tuner detected a lot of digital channels (including some that looked like Video-On-Demand streams). Some of these channels occasionally stop transmission and the TV automatically drops them from its listing. Sometimes, it just "hides" the subchannel -- you can add it back by going into the channel setup menu. Other times, the subchannel goes away completely (I presume you have to redo a channel scan to get them back).
3. There is an annoying click when it switches between cable and OTA tuners. There is no such click when switching between cable tuner and PC input.
Anyway, these are minor issues. I only really expect the local digital stations to work properly and they are fine. This is my first HDTV so I wasn't sure if this is common behavior.