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Anybody experiencing WGBH HD channel cut off at the top? Only showing half of the broadcast - and this started last night.


FWIW I did a rescan (looking for NFL Network); the channels 'moved', and all other channels are fine except for above.


I'm using Samsung stb H260. RCN in Framingham.


Thanks in advance.
 

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The only change that I have noticed since my July 20th posting is that NESN HD has moved to 132.5

There may be further changes in the lineup coming. In the bill I just received there is a note that "on October 3, 2007, we will be adding the following networks to our high definition lineup: TBS HD, Versus/Golf HD, TV Food HD, HGTV HD." They also listed some other shuffling.


No word on which tier these will be in. You can't currently get Versus on Basic analog cable in Boston, so I'm counting on this one being encrypted. The others might come through in-the-clear, though.


Versus is good for hockey during the season, which is a real blast to watch in HD. I hope there is a way to get this without a converter. I'll keep you guys informed.
 

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Dear Customer,


My name is Bobbie. Thank you for contacting the Email Support Staff. We are happy to provide you with the exceptional customer service you deserve.


In response to your recent email about TBS in HD,


We are delighted to assist you with your request. TBS in HD will be added to the line up on 10/3/07. You will be able to view it on channel 174. Additional HD channels that will be added are:


Fine Living - DigitalVisionPlus Tier - Channel 120 Versus/Golf HD - HD Tier - Channel 180 Food Network HD -


HD Tier - Channel 181 HGTV HD - HD Tier - Channel 182


Thank you for your patience in this matter. If you should have any further questions or concerns please feel free to contact us by emailing [email protected] . We appreciate the opportunity to serve you.


Bobbie
 

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has anybody found TBS-HD (or any of the other recently added HD channels) on RCN without a converter box? I haven't had a chance to do an autoprogram and was curious what I'll find when I get home!
 

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Somerville, MA

Code:
Code:
77-2   Food Network
77-3   TBS
78-2   HGTV
82-15  National Geographic
90-1   ABC
90-2   NBC
91-2   FOX
91-3   WGBH PBS
93-2   CBS
93-41  ESPN
111-5  NESN
113-2  UPN 38
113-4  CW
120-3  TNT
 

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I'm in Boston, should I also assume TBS-HD is 77-3?
 

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Originally Posted by salparadio /forum/post/11806754


Somerville, MA

Code:
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77-2   Food Network
77-3   TBS
78-2   HGTV
82-15  National Geographic
90-1   ABC
90-2   NBC
91-2   FOX
91-3   WGBH PBS
93-2   CBS
93-41  ESPN
111-5  NESN
113-2  UPN 38
113-4  CW
120-3  TNT

Thank you very much. Mine differs slightly in Burlington, MA


77-2 Food Network

77-3 TBS

78-2 HGTV

82-15 National Geographic

115-2 (I think) UPN 38

115-4 (I think) CW

120-3 TNT

125-1 ABC

125-2 NBC

126-2 FOX

126-3 WGBH PBS

131-2 CBS

131-41 ESPN

132-5 NESN




14 HD channels for the price of basic cable is a pretty good deal! Any word on how long this will last?
 

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Framingham's list is the same as nerdtony's.


Has anyone 'found' the NFL network? Did a rescan awhile back (Samsung STB H260) - but did not notice it.


Hoping not to do a rescan (pita to delete unused channels and reset my favorites).

TIA.
 

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Hmmm. Nothing on 77 or 78 over QAM in boston, any idea on how to get a HD converter box?


Missing out on free TBS, HGTV, and Food would send me over there for one.


Edit: Found HGTV on 78-4, but not the others. Too bad, as there is a good baseball game on TBS right now.
 

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Thank you very much. Mine differs slightly in Burlington, MA

I didn't realize that RCN was still operating in Burlington, MA. We poked them a few times 3-4 years ago and they weren't ready to offer us service down in the Southeast part of town, and we never heard back from them since then either.
 

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I'm using a Pinnacle PCTV HD card and though it purports to support ClearQAM, it's not detecting any digital channels.


Is there any formula to equate these physical channel numbers to their channel frequencies?
 

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No formula. That information is provided by PSIP, a protocol that provides a non-formulaic mapping.

Well then how do I figure out the frequencies? Are the PSIP numbers universal to certain frequencies?
 

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No, sorry, they're not. When I face this issue (i.e., no access to PSIP), I typically do a channel scan, and then watch each channel for a little while to determine its actual channel number, and set up the mapping manually in my tuner. That's one case where the channel logo bugs in the corner of the screen come in handy.
 

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No, sorry, they're not. When I face this issue (i.e., no access to PSIP), I typically do a channel scan, and then watch each channel for a little while to determine its actual channel number, and set up the mapping manually in my tuner. That's one case where the channel logo bugs in the corner of the screen come in handy.

Thanks. It turns out that Pinnacle was touting the clearQAM hardware capabilities while not having any software support for it.


They just released a beta of their TVCenter application that supports clearQAM and it picked up something ridiculous like 275 channels.


Unfortunately, it also exposed my desktop for how old it really is. Looks like I'm going to be needing to upgrade if I want to watch any HD.
 

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Here's my complete list in Allston, MA 02134 using the Pinnacle PCTV HD PCI Card I've been talking about.

Code:
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#       Description                     SD/HD   Sound?

81.13   Fox Reality Channel             SD
81.9    nothing
82.4    nothing
82.2    On Demand Channel
82.15   National Geographic HD          HD
82.5    kids/learning channel?          SD
82.11   nothing
82.12   nothing
82.13   nothing
82.14   nothing
83.7    nothing
83.6    nothing
83.9    nothing
84.12   BET                             SD
84.10   ????                            SD      no sound
84.13   Deportes (?)                    SD
84.2    WNEU                            SD
84.4    ????                            SD
84.7    WUNI                            SD      no sound
84.8    QVC                             SD
84.9    HSN                             SD
84.3    ????                            SD
84.5    WUTF                            SD
84.6    ????                            SD
84.11   Shop NBC                        SD
84.14   ATP Internacional               SD
85.1    VH1                             SD
85.2    TCM                             SD
85.3    SciFi                   ?       SD
85.4    History                         SD
85.5    MSNBC                           SD
85.7    Disney                          SD
85.8    AMC                             SD
85.9    ESPN2                           SD
85.11   E!                              SD
85.10   MTV2                            SD
86.2    Weather Channel                 SD
86.3    Spike                           SD
86.8    FX                              SD
86.12   nothing
86.4    ????
86.10   CourtTV                         SD
86.6    Discovery                       SD
86.7    Comedy Central                  SD
87.10   We                              SD
87.12   nothing
87.11   WENH                            SD      no sound
87.9    TV Land                         SD
88.10   Food Network                    SD
88.11   CSPAN2                          SD
88.12   PBS                             SD
88.13   nothing
89.4-89.51 Music channels               SD
90.3    Boston Kid Family TV (e|i)      SD      no sound
90.15   BNN                             SD      no sound        
90.13   Boston City TV                  SD      no sound
90.83   BNN 23                          SD      no sound
92.51   nothing         
92.8    nothing         
103.8   A&E                         SD      
103.9   USA                             SD      
103.11  Nickelodeon                     SD      
103.10  TBS                             SD
103.6   Lifetime                        SD
104.12  WGN                             SD
104.8   C-SPAN                          SD
104.9   Fox Movie Channel (FMC)         SD
104.10  ABC Family                      SD
104.11  HGTV                            SD
105.12  Daystar                         SD
105.11  CMT                             SD
106.3   Jewelry Television              SD
106.15  EWTN                            SD
106.1   nothing
106.2   nothing
106.7   nothing
106.5   ????
106.4   nothing
107.2   Bravo                           SD
112.6   ????
112.7   Fox                             SD
112.8   CNN                             SD
112.9   WSBK TV38                       SD
112.10  Fox News                        SD      no sound
112.11  ESPN                            SD
113.5   Create                          SD
113.15  nothing
113.16  nothing
113.2   WSBK TV38                       HD
113.4   ????                            HD
113.3   WGBH PBS World                  SD
115.9   nothing
115.11  nothing
115.1   nothing
115.2   CBS                             SD
115.3   IFC                             SD
115.4   TVG? (Horse racing)             SD
116.53  nothing
116.1   nothing
117.12  nothing
117.8   nothing
117.10  nothing
117.9   nothing
117.11  nothing
118.3   Fox Sports en Espanol           SD
118.2   nothing
118.7   nothing
118.4   nothing
118.6   TNT                             SD
118.11  Cartoon network                 SD
118.5   ABC/WCVB                        SD
118.9   CW56                            SD
118.10  NBC/WHDH                        SD
118.8   CNN Headline News               SD
119.12  nothing
119.14  nothing
119.15  nothing
119.6   nothing
119.1   G4                              SD
119.20  MTV                             SD
120.3   TNT HD                          HD
120.2   nothing
122.9   nothing
125.1   ????                            HD
125.2   ????                            HD
83.11   nothing
83.10   nothing
107.12  nothing
123.9   nothing
124.9   nothing
79.5    RCN TV                          SD
79.2    nothing
121.6   nothing
89.22   Music Choice
78.3    nothing
77.2    Food Network HD                 HD
78.2    HGTV HD                         HD
77.3    TBS HD                          HD
That's in the exact order it listed the channels, and anything with ???? was running an infomercial at the time. I'll come back and edit those when they've got regular programming on.
 

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Does anyone know what the QAM channel for FSN HD/Comcast Sportsnet HD is?

FSN HD/Comcast Sportsnet HD is encrypted.


Unfortunately it looks like RCN is encrypting all new hd sport channels.
 
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