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Time Warner and Digital Cable

Hobson
02-20-2009, 06:06 PM
I have an Olevia 27" LCD HDTV, and my household just got Digital Cable. We got one box which was snatched up by someone else because Time Warner told me if I have an HDTV I do not need the box. Well they are lying krap, and deny ever saying that to me.

I get a few channels but most my tv either says is not available or its just black screen. I think it's because my TV does not support QAM, it just says like ATSC, HD Built in, and i guess that's the only important things written on the tv.

Anyways I found this on tigerdirect..
KWorld SA290-Q LE External ATSC/QAM TVBox

Will that give me all the digital channels? I don't know how to tell if they are encrypted or not, I would assume they are not since we are paying for them. I don't really understand why I don't get these channels at all, and all this digital channel thing is really getting on my nerves.

I just don't want to cough up more money to time warner to rent their box when I can just buy my own and save in the long run. It's just bull that I have to pay for a service than pay for tons of boxes

ajwees41
02-21-2009, 03:37 AM
I have an Olevia 27" LCD HDTV, and my household just got Digital Cable. We got one box which was snatched up by someone else because Time Warner told me if I have an HDTV I do not need the box. Well they are lying krap, and deny ever saying that to me.

I get a few channels but most my tv either says is not available or its just black screen. I think it's because my TV does not support QAM, it just says like ATSC, HD Built in, and i guess that's the only important things written on the tv.

Anyways I found this on tigerdirect..
KWorld SA290-Q LE External ATSC/QAM TVBox

Will that give me all the digital channels? I don't know how to tell if they are encrypted or not, I would assume they are not since we are paying for them. I don't really understand why I don't get these channels at all, and all this digital channel thing is really getting on my nerves.

I just don't want to cough up more money to time warner to rent their box when I can just buy my own and save in the long run. It's just bull that I have to pay for a service than pay for tons of boxes



what box whould buy?

Sooner Al
02-21-2009, 07:40 AM
Why not go to the local Time Warner [TW] office and sign up for a HD receiver or HD DVR set top box [STB]. Without that you will only get unencrypted local HD broadcasts if you have a QAM tuner in the TV or via an external antenna if you have an ASTC tuner in the TV. If the TV has a QAM tuner plug the cable directly into the TV and run an analog/digital scan. Check your users manual for help. You can probably download a copy of the manual from here if you know the model.

http://www.olevia.com/en-us/Support.aspx

If you want additional help the tell us what model TV you have. Specifics help a lot...

FWIW I have TW HD service here in the Rio Grande Valley [Brownsville/SPI] and use a SA 8300HDC [HD DVR] STB from TW. Here we only have 14 HD channels on TW so its pretty sparse...:(

Hobson
02-21-2009, 08:01 AM
I don't want to sign up for the box cause they told me it would cost another 15 dollars a month on TOP of the server, which is crazy... that's more than 100 dollars a year.

I don't know the model number but the tv doesn't have QAM.

I basically just want to get all the channels we are paying for in our service without using time warners box, the service itself cost so much money and then they want more for the boxes? They can screw themselves.

Sooner Al
02-21-2009, 10:23 AM
So your Olevia 27" LCD HDTV is a monitor and not a TV? If so then that device would work at least that is my understanding from a brief read of the device page. Use component cables, ie. Y/Pb/Pr and audio cables.

deadhead68
02-23-2009, 08:39 AM
I don't want to sign up for the box cause they told me it would cost another 15 dollars a month on TOP of the server, which is crazy... that's more than 100 dollars a year.

I don't know the model number but the tv doesn't have QAM.

I basically just want to get all the channels we are paying for in our service without using time warners box, the service itself cost so much money and then they want more for the boxes? They can screw themselves.

Without the box you will not get all the channels you are paying for.

DeadHead68