Originally Posted by Bohanna
Hey folks.. I am in Hingham. I have a sony with a Qam tuner and a My-hD tuner card with a QAM tuner. last week around the 21st of April it seems that ALL the Channel Numbers have changed. When you do a rescan the sony is acting REALLY funny. It's like Commiecast is trying to trick the tuner so it doesn't find any digital channels. If I go through them one by one with the remote they will show but they NOW don't show up on a Digital scan. For example FOX news used to be 76.4 and now it shows up on 88.4. Does any body have a map of the new Scituate/HIngham channel remapping? Is commiecast trying to knock out the QAM's? Is this their way of Throtteling channels like they do with their internet traffic?? It seems like they are trying to force their customers to rent their boxes!!! Also there is much talk about HD channels. Is there a place/website to check terminoligies so we all agree on what is HD and Not just digital?
I am getting most of the Non major networks, non premium channels in the digital but non HD format 480i-540x704 I think..??
Are people calling these channels HD as well ?? In Hingham. ABC NBC CBS all come in 1080 Fox comes in 720.
Many Thanks,,, Bohanna
Comcast does system maintenance on a regular basis, and as part of that QAM channel locations get changed on a regular basis. Rescaning is the solution. The only source for a 'map' is someone who actually rescans and tracks where they are at any given time, as the technical group at Comcast doesn't provide the new QAM locations to their customer service group. Why? Because so few of their over 20 million subscribers use QAM channels.
As noted previously in this and many other topics, Comcast will soon be encrypting all digital channels on their systems except for the Limited Basic tier. So for most subscribers, cable will be just like having DirecTV or Dish Network; you'll need a box for the 'standard programming package'. At least they still offer the local, gov, edu, public service channels in the clear.
Comcast has local Digital TV channels on their systems in clear QAM in both HD & SD.
As for 'throttling' their Internet service, the cap is so large it's difficult to find anyone who ever hit it. And believe me, I've looked.
As for what's HD and what's not, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p are HD, and all other digital TV formats are not. Very simple.