Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Hamilton, ON (MountainCable)
HDTV's built in QAM tuner getting more channels than pcHDTV card
I recently got a Sharp Aquos LC42D72U. I connected my cable to it temporarily while I reformatted my MythTV box and was surprised to find that it gets tons more HD channels than my pcHDTV tuner card!
The tuner card was only able to get ABC, CBS and FOX in HD. However, the Aquos is able to get Global, OMNI1, OMNI 2, CBS, CBC, CityTV, ABC, CTV, FOX, TSN, Sportsnet, PBS and probably some more that I'm forgetting.
It's not connected to a cable box from my cable provider (Mountain Cablevision in Hamilton) so how am I able to get these stations on the TV, but not with my tuner card? Is it possibly a software/driver limitation? Are these additional channels encrypted or unencrypted?