I just got the samsung DTB-H260F. I have a Sony XBR800 34" widescreen 1080i set with no tuner, and want to be able to get the digital hidef local channels my cable provider broadcasts over QAM. I know they do this because I have an Aquos with a built in QAM tuner.
The first thing I noticed is that the channels on my Aquos (for example, 85-3 is CBS) is different on my samsung, it is 85-1. Why would the channels come across as different from one tuner to the next?
Second issue - I have the switch on the back of the samsung set to 1080i, and the preferences have my TV set up as a 16:9 tv. I go to a channel broadcasting in full 1080i HD 16:9 (verified by my aquos in the other room) and my Sony displays it compressed in the screen - not quite 4:3 - a little wider. I know the inputs on the TV are good, because I hooked up a dvd player to it and it displayed widescreen no issue.
I am using component cables... any idea?!