Let me start by saying I'm a newbie, so I don't know all the tech jargon (like QAM).
But I just bought a TV with a digital tuner (atsc, qam, ntsc).
I plugged the cable directly into the TV and was quite surprised to receive many unexpected channels, including digital SD & HD.
Unfortunately, the channel #s are indeciferable.
Anyway, I see that people have already asked for a channel listing, and that's what I'm after too.
I have RCN in Waltham.
I seem to get premium movie channels too, although they seem to migrate from one channel # to another.
Many times I'll recieve a channel for the duration of the movie, and then at the end of the movie I'll get the message that there is no broadcast now (error 203).
My auto-tune function on my TV tunes in a ton of blank stations, and as I said, channels can be blank one moment and then have excellent content the next.
Some of the stations are consistent in their channel #, like NESN-HD, ESPN, PBS-HD, the local stations, etc.
Oh yeah, another frustrating thing is that I get many duplicates of the DTV (SD) stations.
All of this makes channel surfing an exercize in frustration.
Anyway, sorry to be a bit long winded, but this whole situation has me a bit confused, and I don't completely understand what I'm seeing.
**Is there anyway to get a comprehensive listing of the channel #s as received by my TV without the converter box?