What channel frequency do I use for RCN on a HDHomerun Prime tuner

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necbot
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What channel frequency do I use for RCN on a HDHomerun Prime tuner

Post by necbot » Wed May 15, 2019 12:51 am

Hi there,

I got my MythTV backend (mostly) working! I ran into a few snags along the way but I"m mostly through it. I have a few more questions though. My cable provider is RCN and I have a digital cable subscription. I have an HDHomerun Prime network tuner, which is working perfectly (the CableCard is activated and I can watch all my digitial HD channels on it).

My questions are...

In Local Settings there is a "Channel frequency table" field. What do I set this as? I was assuming us-cable, but there is also us-cable-hrc and us-cable-irc

In Video Sources I added my SchedulesDirect login and password and clicked "Retrieve Lineups" It properly retrieved my lineup and listed it as "RCN Cable-CableDigital-Digital...", so no problems there. My question is; in "Input Connections" I have two options "Scan for channels" and "Fetch channel from listings source". When I scan for channels it just freezes though. I"m not sure what I"m doing wrong. The scan section has some channel limits but they only go up to channel 54 and I have over 300 channels on RCN. I tried changing some of these but I was never able to get the channel scan to work. Is anyone on RCN? Can you post the settings I would need for this tuner?

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Re: What channel frequency do I use for RCN on a HDHomerun Prime tuner

Post by ylee » Wed May 15, 2019 3:40 am

Glad to hear that RCN still makes all channels available on CableCARD; pity most other cable providers (except Wow! in the Midwest, I think) don't also do so.

The default "us-cable" setting is fine. There is no channel scanning with CableCARD (or digital cable in general, except with QAM, which as a CableCARD user you aren't using).

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