When I arrived on the scene there was a analog cable box hooked up to a Sony 50" hi def tv 16x9.
The box was not channging channels and was stuck on channel 3.
So I unpluged the box and was able to get it to function properly.
But I was wondering why did Time Warner hook-up a analog box to a hi def tv. According to my nieghbor he had it for 5 years and was paying $7.99 / month. I figured the reason was ppv that he never used.
I told him he could save $7.99 / month and just go directly into the rf cable f-connector port and dump the box, he agreed.
I scanned for channels and the tv locked on to the normal cable channels, but it also locked onto the local off air atsc digital channels. The tv displayed them as c2 ,c2.1 ,c2.2 ,c2.3 ,c3 ,c4 ,c5 ,c1.5 ,c6
,c7 ,c8 ,c9 ,c10, c11 ,c11.1 ,c12
The channels with the points are local off air atsc digital channels the others are cable channels.
I called the cable company and they told me that they did not combine local off air atsc digital channels with cable channels.
Is the coax cable acting as a antenna? I don't think so.
Does'nt the cable company have to send out a unscrambled QAM signal for a QAM tuner in the tv to pick-up the signal and display it as c2.1 Which is a local off air atsc digital channel.
Edited by jorb, 09 February 2011 - 09:48 PM.