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FIOS and Media Center

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Registered: ‎08-09-2008

FIOS and Media Center

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My Media Center PC has lost the TV signal, and will not configure.  TV tuner card supports digital tv, card is working, and replaced the cable, but still no signal.  Verizon support wasn't terribly helpful - any ideas?  Could the switch to all digital last month now require a converter/set top box, even though the tuner card says it supports digital?

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Registered: ‎08-07-2008

Re: FIOS and Media Center

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The over-the-air FCC shut-off boxes receive 8-VSB DTV and convert it to NTSC. FiOS boxesreceive 256-QAM DTV and convert it to NTSC. They are absolutely NOT the same. On the bright side, up to three are free from Verizon, AND they receive any SD signal you are subscribed to on your regular STB, not just the Off-Airs and PEGs. It is a GREAT deal. Get some before they start charging. I think they will just send them to you if you ask.
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