[mythtv-users] Re: HD-3000 availability (was: HDTV on Myth -- is it a "myth?")

John Patrick Poet john at BlueSkyTours.com
Mon Oct 11 21:27:21 UTC 2004

On Mon, 11 Oct 2004, Tom Dombrosky wrote:

> >
> > I recently found out that my local cable company sends out HD in unencrypted
> > QAM, but at such a high frequency that most tuners cannot lock onto the
> > signal.
> >
> > John
> >
> Are you sure they're not just using virtual channels?  My cable
> company maps the hd channels in the 700 range but they are actually in
> the 100s and can be picked up by any qam card.
> Tom

Possible.  They guy that told me this info has never actually used a
computer tuner to tune in HD.  He said that TV's with built in QAM could not
do it, though.

When pcHDTV comes out with QAM drivers I will give it a try.


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