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Find listing of Clear QAM channels in my area

RUsum1 9,543 1,696 December 7, 2011 at 04:57 PM
I recently did a rescan of my channels because I no longer have Comcast. However, when it scanned this time, it didn't find any of my three PBS stations and didn't find Fox. Is there a listing of what channels Comcast provides via Clear QAM? I want to know what I should be getting and where.

I use windows media center (windows 7).

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That's one of the links I was looking for thank you.

I also found another guide which seemed to help greatly. It turns out even though the channels weren't displayed, my tuner DID find them. I guess it had something to do with not being able to assign them a spot for the guide so I had to do that manually (example, Fox 24 was actually listed as 86.4 so I had to select that station, set it to recognize it as my local Fox station, and then change it to list as 24.1 in my guide).

I now have most of my usual stations with a few bonuses. I'm just not sure what a couple of them are (118.1 is an automated info station and 37.1 has some religious show on right now).

Also, I'm not getting all of the stations that are showing in the silicon listing (no 2.2, no 16s at all, and only one of the channel 18s listed). However I do get some other stations that I didn't notice before (WGN, CW, and some entertainment on demand station).
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when you rescan you lose all your channels
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Just learned about this ClearQAM stuff from one of the current FP deals. So am I understanding this correctly that I should be able to hook my TV up to our cable outlet and get certain channels even though I'm not a cable subscriber? And the tuners on the FP are for if I want to push those channels to a PC somewhere on the network?
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Just learned about this ClearQAM stuff from one of the current FP deals. So am I understanding this correctly that I should be able to hook my TV up to our cable outlet and get certain channels even though I'm not a cable subscriber? And the tuners on the FP are for if I want to push those channels to a PC somewhere on the network?
depends on if they physically came out to disconnect you from the pole when you cancelled service. if you have cable internet but no cable tv, then you're probably good unless they added in a physical in-line filter.
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depends on if they physically came out to disconnect you from the pole when you cancelled service. if you have cable internet but no cable tv, then you're probably good unless they added in a physical in-line filter.
Hmm ok. I never subscribed to cable at this apartment so I guess it would depend on what happened with the previous tenants? I'll just hook it up and see if anything happens.
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I did a search on antennaweb and found that I can get channels using a "Yellow" antenna at my location. What exactly do I need on my computer to get access to those channels (I am guessing a tv tuner + antenna). Which ones?
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I did a search on antennaweb and found that I can get channels using a "Yellow" antenna at my location. What exactly do I need on my computer to get access to those channels (I am guessing a tv tuner + antenna). Which ones?
yeah, antenna + tuner. You could get the refurb silicondust tuners on the FP if you have a wired network.
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I've had Cox Internet, but no Cox TV for a few years now and I could watch all my local channels as of last year without subscribing, but it looks like they've been blocked now. Football is starting and I wanted to watch the preseason game on ABC 15, but sadly it's scrambled.
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I've had Cox Internet, but no Cox TV for a few years now and I could watch all my local channels as of last year without subscribing, but it looks like they've been blocked now. Football is starting and I wanted to watch the preseason game on ABC 15, but sadly it's scrambled.
Wow bumping up an old thread? You will need an antenna to get your OTA channels. Use the websites posted above to figure out how far away they are and the best antenna for you.
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