If you use a cable card (instead of a stand alone cable box) for Time Warner cable television in NYC, do you need to add a tuning adapter to receive HD channels?
Answer by DJ Scooby Doo · Jul 06, 2012 at 06:36 PM
You probably don't come on here, but this needs to be answered, lmao. No, you don't need a tuning adaptor for HD channels as they come in for you in the 647-800 channel marks.
647 in Manhattan starts with MAV TV and to 800 with the Spanish channels or DTV en Espanol cable package.
Answer by jhagedon · Oct 27, 2012 at 08:17 PM
That is not correct. Many of the all digital channels cannot be received with only a cable card. I have Tivo boxes with cable cards on Time Warner in NYC. I could not get many of the channels until I caved in and added a tuning adapter. Regular network HD channels will come in without the adapter, but many desirable channels will not.