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channel frequencies

by yodar44 / January 19, 2010 6:18 AM PST

i have WOW [WideOpenWest http://www.wowway.com ] cable service. i recently got an HDTV set and upon scanning the channels found several channels numbered 94-102, 78-107, 106-208 etc. [no set top box]

i have a list giving the actual frequencies for the various CATV channels but don't know how to interpret these. i tried calling WOW, but couldn't get through to anybody knowledgeable about this.

any idea where i can find the actual frequencies for these?

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Why do you need the actual frequencies?
by Pepe7 / January 19, 2010 7:22 AM PST
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Even knowing them won't help if your HDTV doesn't have the correct ATSC/QAM tuner under the hood. That's why for many cable provider's channels you need a set top box in most cases (excluding the nightmare of cablecard). There should be a link to the actual frequencies on the following site-

http://www.answers.com/topic/atsc-tuner

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I am curious.
by ahtoi / January 19, 2010 11:22 AM PST
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What do you do with the frequencies? Did you discover that each of these channel contain more than one sub-channels (for example: 94-102, 94-103, so on)?

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channel frequencies
by yodar44 / January 19, 2010 11:18 PM PST
In reply to: I am curious.

besides curiosity, the reason i want to know the actual frequencies is that i want to use signal splitters and want to make sure they cover the appropriate frequency range. after following http://www.answers.com/topic/atsc-tuner i have concluded that 94-102 and 94-317 are 'probably' sub channels of 94 [643.2500 to 647.7500 MHz according to http://www.csgnetwork.com/tvfreqtable.html ]. i still wonder why the strange numbers [102, 317].

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As far as splitters go, here is what I use.
by ahtoi / January 20, 2010 5:16 AM PST
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I have Time Warner Cable; This was provided by TW (PCT-MA-B1010-1A). It's label as a "multimedia drop amplifier", 5-42/54-1002mhz. I use it to split the signals for up-stair and down-stair. Down-stair I split the signal again with a RCA model DT140M "mini drop amplifier" (for the TV, HD box, and the modem). So far they have all been work with no problem.

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