[mythtv-users] advantages to digital cable?

Scott Anderson scottanderson at comcast.net
Wed Mar 3 22:07:45 EST 2004

Actually, I have a friend who runs a Myth box against Comcast digital. 
The digital channels are *lower* quality than the analog due to the 
digital artifacts. The difference is quite noticeable, even more so when 
run through the Myth box because of the double encoding.

The only real benefits are an onscreen guide (the necessity of which is 
obviated by Myth) and a few extra channels.


steve at nexusuk.org wrote:

>On Wed, 3 Mar 2004, Damon Haas wrote:
>>New to this so I figured I would ask a background question. I currently
>>have digital cable through comcast but it sounds as though making mythtv
>>work with the digital receivers would be a good amount of extra work. 
>>None of the extra steps sound particularly daunting, but are there any
>>advantages to having digital cable with mythtv other than the additional
>Better quality input signal - the input signal quality is important when 
>encoding video - a noisy signal means that more data space is dedicated to 
>storing the noise so less is available for storing the actual video, which 
>results in even poorer output quality.

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