[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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> mythtv-users at mythtv.org
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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