[mythtv-users] Beginner Question

Gerald S gerald at geraldandnicole.com
Sun Dec 19 09:44:24 UTC 2004

Hello All,
I am doing all my research before I dive into my MythTV HD project (I am new
to Myth & Linux, and fairly new ot HD...so bare with me:).  I am using a
digital cable box from Time Warner.
I understand that my cable stream is encrypted going into my cable box,
which requires me to use their box.  But why can't cards like pcHDTV3000
read the component video coming out of my cable box.  I know it whould need
to handle QAM for HD, but once that is done there is still the issue of
being encrypted by the cable company.  How can that be encrypted, my TV
would have to know how to unencrypt it?  Why can't I let the box do the
unencrypting and just take the signal before it hits the TV?
Is this because it is HD?  Or digital?  Wouldn't this work on just normal
analog cable, that did not need a cable box?
Thanks for any clarification,
Gerald S
San Antonio, Texas  USA
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