Quote: Originally Posted by customBUILDER
Hmm on my TV i recieve my signal from sutton coldfield and currently get 100+ with TV, radio etc
A tuner can receive all unencrypted channels that your cable provider supplies, ie: all channels that show up on a TV without a cable box. My provider encrypts all channels over 99, which means my tuner will not receive any digital channels, but they send analog channels and also the local TV digital/HD feeds. That means I can watch only the analog channels and OTA digital/HD channels (local channels that broadcast OTA) in Windows Media Center. However, not all tuners are equal. Some tuners only pull in digital channels, some pull in analog and digital, etc etc etc. If your cable provider still sends analog channels, you'll need a tuner that is good for analog; if all the channels are digital, you only need a digital tuner. My provider still sends analog, so I need a tuner that does both analog and digital.