This is not a totally comprehensive list, but should give you a good start.
Back in Sept Comcast started ditching analog channels above 25 or 30 and is telling people they need a digital set top box to get those channels. I just installed 2 new HVR-2250s to replace my aiging 1600, 1800 and MCE-500. upon my rescan I found tons of new stations wich it turns out are HD versions of the analog stations being phased out. Below is what I compiled today. I deleted all the Spanish stations (since I don't speak it) and noted the Religious stations. There are a number of additional stations that are dark today (enough signal that MC found it to be a functioning, non-encrypted station), but has no actual output. I suspect a rescan in a few weeks or months will show these to be in use.
Note that with SDV the channels can change at any time depending on what your neighbors are watching, and that's not even throwing in encryption which Comcast has vowed to do to all QAM channels
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I got much the same lineup yesterday with the new HDHomeRun I purchased. The confusing thing to me is that while it finds a load of channels, some of them (WGCLDT for instance) show up in the scanned list, but do not have a signal hdhomerun can display. If I then scan again, WGCLDT isn't found at all? I'm experimenting with splitters, amplifiers etc now to see if signal strength has anything to do with it.
Also, not all channels on the list are HD channels, for instance WGCL on 80-206 is low-def.
I have done a lot of testing with signal strength, What I have found, is mostly what I think we all have seen any time something goes from analog to digital, you get 1 or 2 new bells and whistles and a tone of new restrictions. Digital is great, right up until it isn't same with monitors, cell phones and everything else.
Never buy the cheap splitters at Home Depot, Frys or Radio shack. Avoid the Variable boost Amps at Radio Shack. Frys sells some good powered splitter/amps. There are NOT cheap ($30 for a 2 way, 40 for a 4way and $50 for an 8 way). Get only what you need and get good cables, it makes all the differnce (even my cablemodem is happier/FASTER these days) .
The Channel lineup did change about 6 channels from sept to now, but it will not change based on what someone else is watching at the time??? That would make no sense.
Comcast may encrypt a lot of the channels, but they will not encypt the local channels (they are prohibited, by law) and it will just cost them a ton of money to encrypt anything they do not have to (encryption of real time data takes computing powe and lots of it, why do you think the first PCs had to be DCT certified, you must have the HP to decrypt 2-4 stations at once), Comcast is not completly stupid (just partialy brain dead)
If you are still having problems, try removing all splitters and have the cable just go to the one PC for a test (a 3 way splitter loses more signal than a 2 way and a 4 way is worse than a 3 way, etc.) Also terminate any unused canble jack with a 75 Ohm Resistor (screw cap/resistors built in) are avail at Home Depot/Lowes and Frys, I think you can get them at Rat shack, but the counter jockey will not be able to help you...
I hope someone in the metro Atlanta would able to respond to my thread since it's been a while since the last response. Well I'm happy with WinTV HVR 950Q from Hauppauge but Comcast is now a different story. Now they decide to discontinue channel 103.112 (USA) and some other channels that I already have saved. Talk about perfect timing since USA is going to show some of my favorite NCIS episodes. I guess i'm going back to my vcr to record them *sigh*
Since last semester, I've been constantly updating my drivers for my tuner. I started to receive more channels until I got 90% of my local stations including all of the major networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, Peachtree TV, Cobb County TV, Cobb ED, etc) except for telemundo.
I've got a lot of things on my plate so i'm unable go each every station but can anyone find USA for me? Thanks in advance.....
I'm actually a Comcast Digial Cable subscriber so i'm able to record the old fashioned way. LOL. The reason why I bought the tv tuners so I only can watch my prgrams while I'm doing my other stuff. I guess it's defeating the purpose of buying new technology when they are putting restrictions on us.
Why isn't that a violation of the Constution, no?
I live in Canton (just north of Metro Atlanta) and use the Atlanta Comcast lineup. as of last night USA HD still worked fine (103.something) as did all my other ClearQAM stations, also USA channel 42 still works fine
I have coworkers who have lost all channels from 28 or 29 and up (the went Digitial only - I do not know if they are encypted or not as they do not use any type of DVR). All of my channels are still intact as they were when I posted the lineup -- I have not rescanned to see if anything new has been added.
My current plan is the 19.99 Basic, basic cable (I should not get channels 28-78, but I do, then I get them all again in digital)
PeteyNiceComcast went on an encryption spree yesterday. I have done multiple scans on multiple devices and can't find ESPN, ESPN2, Versus, TBS, TNT or USA. In fact of the channels I watch regularly I can only find fX (85-107), Sports South (85-106) and Comedy Central (103-103). I was hoping they would hold off until the cable card capable devices came out but no such luck. How can you record them on your VCR? Comcast took away the analog equivalents last month.
Is there a product that I do not hook up through the computer but instead to the TV??
I'm currently using a PHD Digital HDTV Tuner Model: PHD-205LE
Since they have shuffled the lineup I can no longer get all of the channels I had before 7/1/10