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Old 01-18-2009, 08:00 PM   #1
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Cable TV question

Recently got cable at work. Its just a basic $30/month digital cable plan (channels 2-75). There are no cable boxes: just using a coax line from the wall into new flat panel lcds. When I auto add channels on my tvs, I pick up all these random channels like 99.3, 84.211, 108.3, etc. as well as a bunch of music channels. A lot of them seem to be in HD. How am I getting these channels? Are these OTA channels? I coudnt pick them up before I added the cable service though Is there some website that has a channel guide for these channels? Im not up to date on this ish lately. Thanks.
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:06 PM   #2
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they are unencrypted channels that have been found by your QAM tuner. It can decode digital channels that are sent over cable lines (not antennae). And no, there is not a channel guide. There will be a few in hd (most likely locals) but most are in digital standard definition. If it helps, my grandmother at the beach recieves all the hbo and most showtime channels in those wierd upper channels even though digital cable is not avialable where she is.
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unplug your cable and find out.

I installed an OTA antenna in my familys mountain home and we get like 20 HD channels.
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