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Cable Card in a JVC 52G786

Zatoichi
10-17-2005, 02:25 PM
I have Charter cable coming out this week to install a cable card in my TV. It looks pretty straight foward on the install, split the cable between the two tuner inputs. But after reading the owners book, it says that the D/A button will be disabled when the card is used. Some of the cable channels are not digital. Will I not be able to view them? How can this work?

Hazard
10-18-2005, 09:21 AM
I have Charter cable coming out this week to install a cable card in my TV. It looks pretty straight foward on the install, split the cable between the two tuner inputs. But after reading the owners book, it says that the D/A button will be disabled when the card is used. Some of the cable channels are not digital. Will I not be able to view them? How can this work?

I have the 56" 886, love it btw. I think it will all work. I had a card installed. The TV does a scan found a whole bunch of channels, I think about 200.

Worst case scenario, split the signal and feed it to a seperate video input.

Zatoichi
10-18-2005, 02:55 PM
I have the 56" 886, love it btw. I think it will all work. I had a card installed. The TV does a scan found a whole bunch of channels, I think about 200.

Worst case scenario, split the signal and feed it to a seperate video input.

Do you get both the analog & digital signal from your cable service? Most of my channels from 2 to 99 are in analog. So do I need to run the cable feed to both turner inputs, and will the channels run seemlesly?

huy30
10-19-2005, 02:21 AM
I split the cable to both tuner. Analog channels are from 2-80 for Time Warner in Houston.

Hazard
10-19-2005, 09:30 AM
Do you get both the analog & digital signal from your cable service? Most of my channels from 2 to 99 are in analog. So do I need to run the cable feed to both turner inputs, and will the channels run seemlesly?

I am not sure if this is going to answer the question.

ON my previous TV, a 1987 NEC, you could just plug the cable in, and get like 78 channels on comcast. I assume this is analog. THe TV is way to old to pick up digital signals of any kind. When I got a cable box for this old TV to watch Sopranos, I got the original 78 chanels plus another 50 or so. I assume these new channels are digital, I guess the question is are the old channels, 2-78, a digital source becuase they are coming out of a cable box, or just a pass through analog? My boss claims they are analog as he can tell the picture difference, digital being a little degraded.

With the new JVC, I put the cable card in and it (the TV) scanned for channels, I beleive it did an analog scan, and a digital scan. I now get about 300 channels in all, ok maybe 200. It is all seamless. Whether 2-78 is an analog signal or not, I dunno. What I think will happen is that the cable provider will give you a cable card that will make it all seamless, and you should have nothing to worry about.

BTW, I think in the JVC manuals, the term digital means an HD TV source, not the digital as in digital cable, but I could be wrong.

Zatoichi
10-20-2005, 01:00 PM
Card was installed today and I get all the channels, which as of two days ago are now all digital. You can tell if it is by looking at the channel number when it comes up on the screen. If it has a D##, then it is digital. Besides on this set, if you have the card installed, it disables your analog tuner. He still was not happy with the picture, so he is running a new drop to my house from the pole. More latter.

Zatoichi
10-20-2005, 04:45 PM
A lot of my PQ problems was a bad cable drop from the pole. Picture is much better now. I do have a question. The built in guide with the TV, it shows the Charter logo, but says no data available. Will this show later today? I know it only works with digital feeds, and it did work with the digital OTA channels. I hope it works with my cable system too. If anyone who has cable, and does not mind not having the interactive stuff, get the card installed in the TV.

huy30
10-23-2005, 10:02 AM
My TV's build in tv guide does not show the info either. Someone here already told me that it only work with OTA channels.

When switch to analog channel, it shows show/movie name for few second. For digital channel, it uses the build in tv guide (and it does not work with cable card), so I can not tell what show/movie I am watching....hope JVC or cable provider fix this soon.

Hazard
10-23-2005, 11:21 AM
A lot of my PQ problems was a bad cable drop from the pole. Picture is much better now. I do have a question. The built in guide with the TV, it shows the Charter logo, but says no data available. Will this show later today? I know it only works with digital feeds, and it did work with the digital OTA channels. I hope it works with my cable system too. If anyone who has cable, and does not mind not having the interactive stuff, get the card installed in the TV.

The cable cards seem not to support the guide. One of the downsides.