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Old 01-27-03, 01:12 AM
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Does ATI All-In-Wonder Card work with Digital Cable?

I've been thinking about getting one of the All-In-Wonder cards, however I have RCN NJ Digital Cable and was wondering if the card would recognize any of the digital/premium channels in the 100's and 300's. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
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Does your TV? How do you hook the cable into your TV?
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You will need the digital cable box to get those higher channels, though on most cable systems, the lower channels are still sent analog.
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I have the ATI AIW 8500DV card with Adelphia Digital Cable. The cable is hooked directly from the wall into the computer. I get the first 100 channels, but everything from about 100 & up is scrambled. So I get all the basic stuff like TCM, AMC, A&E, BRAVO, MTV, VH-1, TNT, FX, etc. But to get the movie channels you'd have to send the wire through a cable box.
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Originally posted by TheBigDave
I have the ATI AIW 8500DV card with Adelphia Digital Cable. The cable is hooked directly from the wall into the computer. I get the first 100 channels, but everything from about 100 & up is scrambled. So I get all the basic stuff like TCM, AMC, A&E, BRAVO, MTV, VH-1, TNT, FX, etc. But to get the movie channels you'd have to send the wire through a cable box.
Sounds to me like your video card is using the analog signal on the cable.
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So there IS a way to somehow put the cable from the wall to the box and from the box to the computer?
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Originally posted by Dacoops3
So there IS a way to somehow put the cable from the wall to the box and from the box to the computer?
Why yes, there is. The back of your digital cable box should have a coaxial input (cable from the wall goes here), a coaxial output (RF out, usually switchable channel 2-4), an RCA video out, an s-video out, RCA stereo outs, and often an RCA digital audio out for DTS. IF you have the digital cable box incorporated into an entertainment system, you are probably using the S-video out and the RCA stereo outs to connect to your TV and receiver. Simply run a length of coax from the RF coax out on the box to your ATI card's RF input. Set the channel on your ATI TV software to the appropriate one based on how your cable box is configured and you're all set.

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