[mythtv-users] HDTV and Motorola Cable Boxes vs Scientific Atlanta

Mark J. Small msmall at eastlink.ca
Fri Apr 8 19:13:10 UTC 2005

On April 8, 2005 03:59 pm, Michael Haan wrote:
> Trying to sort through the idiocy of my local cable company Com****.
> I've got an HDTV on the way and want to use the firwire out of the
> Motorola box.  Unfortunately, my local office says it only provides
> the SA3100.  Iknow other Com**** offices provide the Motorola box,
> just not mine.  The person I spoke to at Com**** told me that I
> couldn't use the Motorola box because it won't work.  Does any of this
> make sense?  Can I just go to a different office and get the Motorola
> box?  Are there any similar solutions for the SA box?  Will the cable
> companies ever get over their monopoly, emerge from the mid-seventies
> and start providing actual customer service?
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They aren't lying to you.  The Motorola and Scientific-Atlanta boxes are 
completely incompatible.  They need different hardware on the head-end.  
Actually, people who have tried them both (on different systems)  generally 
prefer Scientific Atlanta.


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