[mythtv-users] Re: New MythTV Hardware Review

Brad Templeton brad+myth at templetons.com
Sat Dec 11 04:32:03 UTC 2004

On Fri, Dec 10, 2004 at 04:52:42PM -0500, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> > 
> > Of course it varies in other cable companies, but from what I see they
> > are getting large numbers of SD channels per QAM signal (more than 4
> > certainly) and so I presume the entire digital cable lineup is there,
> > encrypted, but perhaps I am wrong and other parts of it need to be
> > enabled or go in a band my QAM-cable capable TV can't tune.
> > 
> > Please note I do NOT have digital cable.
> I'm confused, Brad.  Cause if you have QAM signals coming in over your
> cable, then you have digital cable by definition, no?
> Analog cable is comprised entirely of signals which are NTSC RS-170a
> system M modulated to be receivable by a standard TV set -- if it can
> tune the center frequencies of the channel properly.
> It may be the case that you aren't *subscribing* to digital cable...
> but that it's on the wire anyway since it hasn't been nececssary for
> the cableco to *trap* it to date, since non-cableco, compatible
> decoders have been a rare item.

Long interpretation of a simply misunderatanding of a common meaning
of "I have analog cable" which indeed, I said to mean that I pay only
for analog cable.

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list