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OK. I really really really REALLY do not want to have to use a set top box as the S-Video blows and with my Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 1800 that's what I can use.

I do realize that for the most part QAM channel are not "clear" but local ones from what I understand are or technicly should be clear. ABC/NBC.

Does anyone have TWC in Upstate NY area? I use WinTV6 and scan for QAM channel's, lots show up but none are unlocked. About 3 months ago I was getting NBC and ABC in the clear HD. But that went away.. I'm wondering if I'm missing somthing? Anyone here know of any known clear QAM channel frequency's?.

I can't believe TWC has ZERO now. Any of you TWC custmers get any?
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i have twc, i'm in rochester, NY and i can't get any hd channels using any hd tuner card.
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i have twc, i'm in rochester, NY and i can't get any hd channels using any hd tuner card.
OMG I hate TWC. I want FIOS damnit.

I guess it's gotta be a box then. I wish my monitor had a HDMI port so I could hook it updirectly. Maybe if it even had Picture in Picture.

S-Video doesn't look too bad. But it's nothing like HD, oh well. I guess I'll have to suck it up and use it with my tv tuner that has S-Video in.
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http://www.silicondust.com/wiki/hdhomerun/channels

Put in your zip code and it is usually pretty good at telling you which channels your area has available in QAM as well as OTA. However, it may be that your area has changed and this is not up to date.
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http://www.silicondust.com/wiki/hdhomerun/channels

Put in your zip code and it is usually pretty good at telling you which channels your area has available in QAM as well as OTA. However, it may be that your area has changed and this is not up to date.
Thanks for that man. Yeah I had known about it. I put in my zip and it just brings up areas for other zipcodes that are similiar. Right now I get all the Analog channels, which is fine for me as I don't use any of the super high lvl digital channels like SPeed and stuff. But I do want some HD that the QAM has.

Oh well. I'm buying a BluRay/HD DVD combo drive on Newegg, guess I'll get my HD fix with that and Netflix lol... Not even worth the set top box.
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