[mythtv] Solution to CableCARD problem?

Tim Moore Tim.Moore at fuzzylabs.com
Tue Jul 10 14:56:25 UTC 2007

It looks like the Intensity Pro model supports Component, so copy protection
could be circumvented.

The problem with this approach though is that to watch one premium channel
while recording another two cards and two set top boxes would be required.

Does anyone know if commercial flagging could be done with one of these
Intensity Pros?  If not, then nothing has been gained over using one of the
DVR cards.  If it can then it becomes a user's choice of commercial flagging
vs. cost.  Not that I've had a reply from Broadcom yet on the cost of their
DVR card...

From: mythtv-dev-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-dev-bounces at mythtv.org]
On Behalf Of Chris Ribe
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 8:13 AM
To: Development of mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv] Solution to CableCARD problem?

On 7/10/07, Simon Kenyon <simon at koala.ie> wrote:
Chris Ribe wrote:
> We've been reading that for long enough that a few of those years have
> passed.  There is already one company selling a sub $1000 analog
> capture card ( http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products/hd/).   If
> they can offer it to video production professionals for under $1000,
> that probably means sub $500 consumer models are theoretically
> possible right now. 
better still, have a look at
which is an HDMI-in capture card for either US$249 or US$349, depending 
on whether you want analogue capture as well!

That HDMI input will only work with non-copy protected material - not the
stuff that you get out of a cable aor satellite box.

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