12-11-2008 02:24 AM
I just set up our new Samsung LCD TV. I did the Auto Program all channels (we have Rogers basic cable). It found a bunch of DTV Cable music-only channels with no music info displayed (we don't subscribe to digital TV).
I tried to find a channel line-up list on the Rogers site that corresponds to the channel numbers on our TV, but the ones I found don't match up. An example of one of our music-only TV channels is 84-22.
Is there a link online or an in-store list at Rogers that anyone knows about?
01-01-2010 06:06 PM
I found the same thing on my new Samsung t.v. No other t.v. in the house picks it up, not even the tuners in my computer. My wife loves the music on channel 68-21. I'd love to find the listing. Have you had any luck?
01-01-2010 07:11 PM - edited 01-01-2010 07:16 PM
A bit of background as to what you are receiving: Rogers cable encrypts all of its digital channels, as does every other cable TV service provider in Canada. However there is one exception with almost all these companies - which is that their "music channels" are not encrypted. Therefore, any TV with a built in "qAM" tuner for digital cable channels (which includes most new TVs and some tuner cards designed for use with computers) will be able to receive these unencrypted (so-called "clear qAM" ) music channels.
Now, back to your request for a channel list. What the cable service providers (like Rogers) provides are their own digital channel listings, and these listings are not in the format you are seeing on your TV which is in the format of channel - subchannel. Furthermore, Rogers is not going to provide one because they really only want subscribers to their digital TV service to know about and make use of these channels. Some people have on their own manually created a mapping of the Rogers music channel numbers to the channel-subchannels you see displayed on your TV. This channel map differs depending on your service area - so for example the map for Ottawa will be different from the map for Toronto. If a map for your service area exists, you might be able to find it with a web search that includes the search string "rogers digital mapping qam".