I recently purchased a Samsung 46" LED tv (which I love so far) and did the auto program feature which picked up numerous digital channels on Mediacom, starting with like 51.3 all the way through 54-23 or something. Some appear to be an HD signal, however, some don't. Is there anyone or anywhere I can go to get a listing of their HD channels found thru a tv's QAM tuner and not the digital cable box?
In addition, ESPN and ESPN2 (2 of the channels I was hoping I would for surely get HD), are messed up. I can see the screen and hear the audio, however, the images on the screen seem like they are almost in fast forward. Anyone ever experienced this before?
I have a Digital box on my tv in the living room but can't really justify getting another HD/DVR box for $15+/month when in all reality this tv won't be used that much.
what devildog said. The only HD channels you will get without the box are the locals. The rest are all digital and I've had issues like what you talked about. Frequently I have problems getting the digital (51.1 on up) to come through because the signal isn't strong enough. My TV however just goes black and indicates no signal. If you find a list let me know, I'd be interested in a guide for those as well.
I was having the same problems with my signal as well and so a couple of years ago I had Mediacom come out and put an amp on my signal where it comes in my house and an eight way splitter so now I can run up to 8 tv's (including one with HD/DVR box).
It cost me $40.00 but well worth it. I also have Mediacom internet so they split the cable as it comes in my house and one line goes to my modem (they said you can't use an amplified signal for internet) and then one goes to the 8 way splitter.
I know some favor satellite but rarely does my sevice go out and I can hook up to 8 tv's anywhere I want which comes in handy for my garage and the once or twice a year I run one out to my deck for a big game.
So much for "The Home of Free HD" as if it's only the local channels that doesn't mean much, however, I do appear to get a pretty good signal for TNT, TBS and a few others which is near HD quality.
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