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So we just signed up for insight basic + showtime. We were one of the few who still had bunny ears. We have a Samsung LN-46a650 (1080P) and we were picking up our local HD channels just fine. My husband is not very happy with the way the local channels look on cable. We did get the cable box.


Now, I will have to be honest here and say that I was kind of hoping we would luck in to getting a bunch of free channels through the Qam tuner, so my husband hooked the cable directly into the tv, and I did a scan on the TV and we only got 14 channels, which is actually less than our basic lineup.


What would be the best method for getting HD channels for our local channels? My husband is talking about running the bunny ears back to the tv (we had them mounted in the attic, and a cable running down to the tv.)


Is there no better way to do this? I would think our tv would be able to pick up the local HD channels through the cable with the Qam tuner.


To detail how I did the scan: I go went to the menu. Antenna is set to Air. (cable doesn't pick up anything if I switch to it, which I don't understand.) I then go to Auto Program and selected the Air + Cable option. For analog and Digital I selected STD and started the scan. All the channels picked up were Air. Does it sound like I did the scan correctly?
 

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Update- My husband didn't plug the cable into the cable input on the TV, so I rescanned and did much better this time. I am curious, though, do these tvs only go up to channel 120 or something? It stopped scanning at around there.
 

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You may get one or two channels in hd through qam tuner, but you just have to keep searching. There is no channel guide so it makes it dificult. Lot of the channels are in sub-channels I.E (98.1, 98.2 etc etc). In order to get local in hd, you may still have to stick with over the air antenna.
 
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