guys, that's incredible what GB-PVR can do. I got LOTS OF digital (unencrypted) channels, so far I did not come across HD yet, but i found to have most of what i used to have on analog (still looking for a few, might be in encrypted band though)...
So, I cannot be filtered out in any way cause I got PLENTY of channel on digital input with GB-PVR, while WinTV found only a few (2 working, non-HD anyways)...
Steve thanks for PM's, I read them thanks for suggestions.
My only concern is manual mapping of those channels... one by one
So there is no other way but:
a) watching preview to figure out what it is
b) checking tvguide.com to match the channel name with number
c) assigning manually this digital channel to the channel number in PVR
Does zap2xml make it easier? giving names of channels perhaps (i got 99% as "unknown") or assigning them by some digital ID to channel numbers automatically? *sigh* it's gonna take me some time now.
signal source - Comcast of Meadowlands - Lyndhurst, NJ
Digital input (QAM tuner) on Hauppauge HVR-1800 (no analog connected, no STB)
24.1 AC3 abc (spanish)
24.5 eyewitness news abc 7
24.6 universal sports - REMOVED from mapping
46.9 the weather channel
78.2 NJN (now gone)
77.3 NJN ??? (AC3) - REMOVED from mapping
80.1 c-span ac3
80.5 AC3 CNN
80.6 AC3 - CNN HN
80.9 AC3 some shopping
80.11 AC3 Discovery Health
80.2 c-span again
88.1 style? some models on a catwalk
88.7 triangle logo (spanish language anyway)
2.1 CBS HD
13.2 WNET-VM (spanish)
13.3 WNET-SD (cartoons)
100.8 jewelry TV (shopping BS)
102.12 TV Guide
103.5 Top Value (shopping BS)
104.6 FOX 5
104.7 My 9 AC3
104.1 CBS again
104.2 abc again
104.3 Comedy Central? don't know yet
104.9 espn2 ?
104.10 NJN again
107.13 strange language
108.5 shopping BS
5.1 WNYW-DT / FOX 5 (re-formatted screen)
11.1 The CW11 (re-formatted screen)
i omitted a few BS channels in this listing, omitted also some foreign language channels, preview channels (split screen), etc..
some AC3 have no audio. also i would prefer AC3 because it would make use of my 5.1 speaker setup thus making surround audio effect.
some ac3 as advised by steve contain different audio (descriptive for blind viewer? or different language (e.g. spanish)
funny thing is that AC3 actually sound only on middle speaker (no satellites, no subwoofer), so perhaps I should update my AC3 codec as it is not working right (or GB-PVR fails here)...
funny that i didn't pickup PBS nor i found NYC TV (both local) and SciFi HD has to be encrypted obviously.
still, not bad hehe.