[mythtv-users] OT: Comcast Chicago changing channel lineup, SCI-FI moving to digital only

Scot L. Harris webid at cfl.rr.com
Tue Aug 9 19:13:08 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-08-09 at 14:56, Jim Reith wrote:
> At 02:43 PM 8/9/2005, you wrote:
> >On Tue, 2005-08-09 at 14:38 -0400, Scot L. Harris wrote:
> > >
> > > So the S-Video input on the PVR line of cards allows the card to select
> > > the channel on digital cable?
> >
> >No.
> >
> > > Or do you mean that would be used from
> > > the digital cable box and then an IR blaster has to be used to change
> > > the channels on the cable box?
> >
> >Yup.  Hence my "None" comment before.  Practically "None" without having
> >to invest in cable boxes and set up I/R blasters.  :-(
> Not really an investment in cable boxes as the cable company probably
> provides at least one with your digital subscription

But if I want to record two shows at once, as I can currently do, I
would need two boxes.  It gets even more expensive if I want to have 3
or 4 inputs (which is what I am aiming for to prevent recording
conflicts, two inputs have eliminated most conflicts but still get some
occasionally).  To say nothing about having a stack of cable boxes next
to the TV just to be able to get the content you want.

Is there anyone that is pushing digital standards so digital tuners are
standard in TVs and can then be standard on capture cards?

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