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Windows 7: Clear QAM Tuning Problem...PLEASE HELP

31 Aug 2010   #1
ecthomas1

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit
 
 
Clear QAM Tuning Problem...PLEASE HELP

Hey guys. So i've got a problem. While setting up a tv signal in WMC it recognizes only 4 channels. While scanning, however, the list shows several more that just go away. They are not saved. I don't know quite what the deal is here. I've tried manually entering the channel numbers and that doesn't work either. I've got a Hauppage 1199 and am hooking the cable up through the ATSC connection. As far as I know, my provider is sending clear QAM. Thanks in advance.


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01 Sep 2010   #2
Crunchy Doodle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This is a fairly common issue. WMC needs to be able to fully identify a QAM channel before it will show it as being there while it's doing a scan. On mine it shows about 7 channels, while in truth, there are something like 125 available. The blame is the cable provider. They should be sending along an identifying data stream that tells WMC what the channels are. However, they really don't care that WMC gets confused since you are a flake and a thief for not renting their DVR.

OK, so go here and check out what you should be getting:

Channels Welcome to SiliconDust


You will then have to use Edit Channels and or Add Missing QAM Channel to get the channels in the WMC list and associated with the right line-up listing. This is not easy for a beginner to fully grasp all the concepts at play here, so stick with it. The SiliconDust HDHomeRun is much easier for beginners because they have tools outside of WMC that can scan and fully identify all the QAM channels, and a beta tool that can transfer that into WMC for you most of the time. If you check under Edit Channels you'll likely see 100's of channels, most locked, that your tuner is getting, but there is no identifying information. You'll be supplying that.

Bye.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ecthomas1 View Post
Hey guys. So i've got a problem. While setting up a tv signal in WMC it recognizes only 4 channels. While scanning, however, the list shows several more that just go away. They are not saved. I don't know quite what the deal is here. I've tried manually entering the channel numbers and that doesn't work either. I've got a Hauppage 1199 and am hooking the cable up through the ATSC connection. As far as I know, my provider is sending clear QAM. Thanks in advance.
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03 Sep 2010   #3
raderator

Win7 64
 
 

MCE does a bad job detecting free QAM channels. Only 4 of the 150 available to me were listed as unlocked until I did an Auto Select which actually tries each channel. This takes a couple of hours. Then, you have to go back and try to find what the channel really is and assign a listing. My remote does not do dots so I changed the channel numbers to the ones listed at Yahoo TV. The music channels were not listed at all but they are at http://www.silicondust.com/support/channels/

I hope these free channels last. I'm getting a bunch of free HD channels. A few have disappeared. I wonder if there is a way to back up the listings because it takes literally days to set them up.
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05 Sep 2010   #4
Bubby

7 hp
 
 

Quick and dirty:

My local TWC shows no channels I want over clear QAM so I do it the hard way...

1. Go HERE and enter your pertinent zip code and they might need to know your cable company.

2. In Win7 MC Settings >> TV >> Guide >> "add missing channels" >> "add clear QAM channel" Click Add and use the list in item 1. Be sure to specify QAM256

3. Back up to "edit channels" after you have added the ones in 2. Select the channels one by one and assign listings for each channel otherwise you wont have any guide listings.

4. Enjoy your clear QAM!
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16 Aug 2013   #5
PaiaDavid

7&8 32 & 64 bit
 
 

Buddy and others, you are awesome. Your post gave HD TV and several other channels I wanted to records. Mahalo plenty.
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