maybe it's gotta to do with listings. the channel list could be based on what you select when setting up TV in media center. you put in your zipcode, then it tells you to choose the right one from the list of cable providers. you have to select the right one to get all the channels. i would set up TV again.
we had to get one of these for each of our tvs recently in order to continue getting all of our channels. you get like two per household for free, maybe that's your problem?
You must be in an area that is the beta for digital only. There are only a few of those areas that have cut off analog completely (coming in the next couple years to everywhere).
jfg wrote:You should get more than 9 channels but other than locals you won't get HD channels as they need to be decrypted by their box. Not sure what's going on with the lack of channels though, you should get 2-99 plus local HD's with straight coax in. Anything above that will also need a Comcast box.
See this is what I figured. I pull the exact same cable out of the computer and put it into the TV and I am able to get all the channels I am looking for.
The TV you plugged the coax into: Is it HD or HD ready? I don't think it really matters, if your area Comcast has cut off analog you'd get zero channels if your tuner is analog only not 9. Is there a setting on the tuner or the computer software to change Cable/Air? Have you tried updating the drivers? That's always a good idea.
did you plug the coax cable in the right place? my guess is you're not plugging in your cable into the right hole, that is if you have dual tuner. does it have 2 separate coax inputs? if so, one is for NTSC analog cable and the other one is for OTA ATSC digital/QAM. if you are just trying to get cable, use the analog NTSC input. ATSC is for digital OTA (with the antenna) or QAM.
if you don't know QAM from NTSC from ATSC, etc. google it and learn what they are. you're not going to get clear QAM out of media center without special tinkering and OTA ATSC won't come out without a VHF/UHF antenna. what you are trying to receive is analog NTSC reception.
in addition you are not going to get ANY HD cable channels through your tv tuner, unless you have a cablecard equipped setup which you don't.