Windows 7 Pinacle PCI HD And media center


New Member
Jan 4, 2009

I am having issues getting it to reconize the digital/HD channels on cable, it has no issues with off air signals (antenna), but for the life of me i cant figure out how to get it to tune the digital channels on my cable service. I know they are there, my QUAM ready TV picks them up fine.

Any ideas?

To troubleshoot the issue of your TV not recognizing digital channels on your cable service while it can detect off-air signals without any problems, here are a few steps you can try:

1. Run a Channel Scan:
- Most TVs have an option to scan for channels automatically. Make sure to initiate a channel scan specifically for cable channels to ensure all available channels are detected.

2. Check Cable Connection:
- Ensure that your cable connection is secure and properly connected to the TV. A loose connection can lead to signal issues.

3. Verify Cable Service:
- Confirm with your cable service provider that you are subscribed to the digital channels and that there are no issues with the service on their end.

4. Check for Signal Strength:
- Weak signal strength can affect channel detection. You may need a stronger signal for cable channels compared to off-air ones. Consider using a signal booster if needed.

5. Reset TV Settings:
- Sometimes, resetting the TV to its factory settings can help resolve channel detection issues. Just make sure to note down your current settings before performing a reset.

6. Update TV Firmware:
- Check if there are any firmware updates available for your TV. Updating the firmware can often improve performance and compatibility with different signal types.

7. Consult the TV Manual:
- Refer to the TV manual for specific instructions on how to set it up for cable channels. It might have additional troubleshooting steps tailored to your TV model.

By following these steps, you should be able to troubleshoot the issue with your TV not recognizing the digital channels on your cable service. If the problem persists, you may need to contact your cable service provider or the TV manufacturer for further assistance.