[mythtv-users] Clear QAM and PVR 1250

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Thu Jul 10 03:26:01 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 11:08 PM, Andrew Robinson
<awrobinson-ml at nc.rr.com> wrote:
> steve wrote:
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>> Andrew Robinson wrote:
>>> I bought a Hauppauge PVR 1250, dropped it in a Windows box, and hooked
>>> it up to the cable (Time-Warner, no box). The auto search feature says
>>> it finds no digital channels. Last night we bought a 26 in Sony Bravia.
>>> I plugged that into the cable (again no box), and it found something
>>> like 50 digital channels. I am hoping someone with much more experience
>>> in these things could tell if I'm likely doing something wrong with the
>>> PVR 1250, or if there is something different about the tuner in the Sony
>>> that allows it to pick up the digital channels.
>>> Thanks!
>>> Andrew Robinson
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>> Its only going to find the unencrypted channels.   Depending on your
>> cable provider that may very well be what you can get.  nothing.  or,
>> you could be like me, in my area of NY, I can get 3.
> So is the Sony TV  decrypting the channels when the PVR1250 is not?
Probably not. Although I never got the music channels on my digital
card but received them fine on my tv. They are since encrypted so I
can not get them on either now.


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