Originally Posted by STEELERSRULE
1. Does the unit do a RESCAN everytime you switch from ANTENNA to CABLE(or vice vera), from within the menu?
2. On the OTA side(or the CLEAR QAM side if that is even applicable at this point), does the unit allow you to EDIT out the analog channels while leaving in the digital channels only?(My LG does this and it is a NICE feature)?
3. On the digital channels, can you edit out some of the subchannels while leaving others? An example of that would be like, for arguments sake let's say that channel 4-1 is NBC, but channel 4-2 is some channel you dont want. Can you EDIT OUT 4-2, while leaving 4-1 in the channel lineup? Again, my LG does this and it is a NICE Feature.
And if anyone else get's this who has cable, please check and see on these points as well, and check on the CLEAR QAM too please.
Caved in and got one from the Houston Westpark store #772 on Highway 6. There were three, all hidden under a 3505.
1) Yes, unfortunately, you have to rescan. I wonder whether this could be worked around with a firmware update, or whether it's a hardware issue.
2) Yes. It keeps the analog and digital channels separate. You have to switch between DTV and TV to view and delete digital and analog channels, respectively. You can add analog channels.
So the switcher is a bit useless unless your issue is that you have basic analog cable and just want digital OTA. In this case, you would
-Autoscan with the OTA antenna hooked up
-Edit out the analog OTA channels
-Hook up the cable feed
-Manually add the analog cable channels
You still have to manually switch between antenna and cable with the LG don't you? This seems to be an advantage with the Polaroid 0160A, as it has separate RF inputs for antenna and cable.
3) No, unfortunately. Deleting the major channel deletes all of the subchannels.
4) I'm a little confused on the QAM issue. I supposedly have digital cable (from a small vendor), but the cable company doesn't offer any digital channels per se (their digital channel lineup doesn't even list local digital channels). My TV doesn't have a digital tuner, so I can't compare. However, in the past, I split the cable signal between a VCR and the cable box. I now have this setup with the 3575. It is receiving all of the analog cable channels that the VCR did with the direct cable feed. It is also receiving local digital channels through this feed. It does detect a few other digital channels, but they're unwatchable.