"Ryan" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hello Everyone,
> I am in desperate need of some advice. Since I received my new
> Panasonic plasma TV (TH-50PX60U) in early January, I was enjoying
> local HD channels via clear QAM. I am a basic cable subscriber (Wide
> Open West / WOW) and was picking up a number of digital stations just
> by scanning the digital spectrum with my internal tuner. Everything
> was fine until 3/1/07, when suddenly all of my HD channels stopped
> coming in. ...................
Curious, on the channels that come in, do the translations still work? I
had a similar thing happen with Comcast Cable early this year. A scan of the
QAM channels gets me about 30 channels, but they all translate to channel 0;
that is, I get 30 channel 0s. I have a Sharp LCD set, and everything worked
from September 05 until this year. There are 3 types of QAM cable. When
doing setup, two of these work the same, the third does not work at all.
What worked for me when I still had analog cable was to punch in RF channel
75.1, and step through all the channels up to 99.8. This picked up channels
that were not originally in memory. In fact, it got me some scrambled
channels ( SciFi and Fox News, for instance).
I have a DVR; so, not having the TV work through the QAM input is not a
big deal, but having it work would be nice. It does seem that the cable
companies are changing things again.