[mythtv-users] All my unencrypted HD channels are in the 700s. Can Myth tune that high?

Matt Emmott memmott at gmail.com
Sun Sep 16 22:30:50 UTC 2007

On 9/16/07, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 09/16/2007 04:24 PM, Matt Emmott wrote:
> > On 9/16/07, Eric Robinson <ryunokokoro at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >>> Thanks for the info. One thing I'd like to clarify is that I'm trying
> >>> to set this up without an HD box. My understanding of QAM is that it
> >>> will pull the HD symbol over the wire without the need of a box. My
> >>> current box is a Scientific Atlanta Explorer 3200 (SD, no HD) hooked
> >>> up to a Tivo. I have yet to hook the MythTV box up to anything other
> >>> than a straight coax cable input. I may upgrade the box to an HD
> >>> capable one, but I'm trying to get the most out of my current setup
> >>> first.
> >>>
> >> What card are you using in your MythTV box?
> >>
> > Regular old PVR-150. I also have a WInTV-D that's been in a closet for
> years
> > that doesn't seem to have any benefits.
> You'll need a digital ATSC capture card to pull in QAM--something like
> the pcHDTV HD-5500 or the Avermedia A-180.  You could also go with
> something like the HDHomeRun.  See also the wiki and the HOWTO for more
> on compatible digital hardware.
> The PVR-150 can only tune (unencrypted) analog channels.  The digital
> card will be able to tune unencrypted digital channels.

Thanks to everybody for all the info, this was quite a learning experience,
and not much of it was about MythTV! So far I've found 3 HD channels -
103.1is NESN (Which is surprising because they don't have an OTA
channel that I'm
aware of), 102.2 is Fox or Fox Sports Net, and 102.1 is NBC. I still haven't
found ABC or CBS but by law they should be there, right? I'll keep plugging
away and see what I can find. I can watch the Pats game in HD but it looks
like I'm going to have to settle for HD for the Sox/Yankees.
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