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So i just got a cable for my TV tuner and i hooked it up but its not displaying shows.

So i used the cable that gives a signal to my comcast box and put a splitter on that, so i ran one part of the splitter to my comcast box and the othr end of the splitter to my tuner, but whenever i go to watch a show the picture i ge is just snow, and sometimes it says its not receiving a signal, is there somthing else i should do? The reason this is in ATI cards is because im not sure if its a problem with my GFX card or not.
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U have to use the comcast box on the pc...not the signal cable the TV out cable
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I'm not sure about whether comcast encrypts their signal. This might prevent you accessing it with your tuner.
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You should be able to get the basic cable channels without the box. I have a tv tuner (HAUPPAUGE 1196 HVR-1250) and have it hooked up the same way. Only problem I had was the splitter would cut the signal too much so it would cut in and out.
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You should be able to get the basic cable channels without the box. I have a tv tuner (HAUPPAUGE 1196 HVR-1250) and have it hooked up the same way. Only problem I had was the splitter would cut the signal too much so it would cut in and out.
I get channels 2 through 70. My tuner is the falcon 2. So do i really need the box? Because my box only has one coax, and that is the in. We have the TV hooked up with AV.
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1st off with Comcast in most markets the only analog channels available at this point is the local affiliates. 2nd everything else is digital using QAM256 for it's encoding, you need a QAM256 compatible tuner card. In many markets Comcast now fully encrypt's all digital channels so you have to have a box, or a cablecard capable tuner/dvr/etc to view them without a box. TV Tuner's for PC have been pretty much made useless by the Digital conversion, there are a couple of CableCARD TV tuners for PC but they're a pretty penny to buy.
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1st off with Comcast in most markets the only analog channels available at this point is the local affiliates. 2nd everything else is digital using QAM256 for it's encoding, you need a QAM256 compatible tuner card. In many markets Comcast now fully encrypt's all digital channels so you have to have a box, or a cablecard capable tuner/dvr/etc to view them without a box. TV Tuner's for PC have been pretty much made useless by the Digital conversion, there are a couple of CableCARD TV tuners for PC but they're a pretty penny to buy.
Shux, so what youre saying is that either i run a line out from the box to the tuner, or my tuner will be useless?
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