Here in Milwaukee I do get my local stations this way. I would expect nothing more though since I am NOT paying for any other services. Can they lock me out with a filter? I dont know? I hope not...all I want is my local channels anyway.
Originally Posted by Morphyne /forum/post/16886060
So I have an HTPC with two OTA/QAM tuners in them. I just got cable internet and phone. It is my assumption that if I plug in my HTPC to the cable I will get cable channels. Any idea of what kind?
Or will I get any at all because I a not paying for any kind of tv cable channels they put a filter on. Or will the QAM channels get through the filter?
Originally Posted by mike_311 /forum/post/16886436
if they put on a filter you wont get any. you can try to hook the cable line up to your tv (if it has a digital tuner) to see what you get. if you get a bunch of cable channels you should get the same through the tuner card. If not OTA broadcast will get you all your locals in HD.
you will need to use win7 to get the qam though.
i have qam setup and i rarely watch anything but the network local HDs, i like a little better bad weather here affects the reception of my antenna.
Originally Posted by walford /forum/post/16886452
If your digital tuner will receive either OTA 8vsb digital or cable QAM digitil then you should get a subset of the digital channels availale in your zip code OTA with an antenna via unencrypted (clear) QAM and with the minimum tv service.
However, If you are only receiving phone and internet from your cable company then all TV signals are bering filtered out.
Actually your OTA channels are probably more reliable and you will receive more of them.
Originally Posted by Morphyne /forum/post/16886463
I suspect as much would be true. I wonder whatI would get if I got basic cable. It would be nice to slip a couple of non-locals in there.
Originally Posted by Morphyne /forum/post/16886416
I just want to know if I can get my local over cable which SHOULD be a little more reliable than my ota.
Originally Posted by mike_311 /forum/post/16890577
what you should have done was asked him not to install the filter, offered him a beer and a nice tip.