[mythtv-users] hdtv from a cable box

SamS sams2100 at samspam.net
Thu Jul 7 01:01:00 EDT 2005

Kevin Kuphal wrote:

>The pcHDTV cards can capture OTA signals and, by some accounts, 
>unencrypted QAM cable content.  Whether your provider delivers the HDTV 
>content to you via unencrypted QAM is questionable.  That being said, 
>probably the best way to get HDTV into your Myth box from a cable 
>provider is firewire.  Get a new cable box with firewire outputs, make 
>sure the cable provider outputs the HDTV content unencrypted via the 
>firewire port, and you should be good to go.

So you're saying that I could possibly just bypass the capture card completely and actually use the cable box as the hdtv capture device if I get one that supports firewire?

If this is the case, then does anyone have any recommendations on what brand/type of hdtv cable box I should request from Comcast?  Or maybe could I buy my own and just make sure I get one that does not encrypt the firewire output?

Thanks for the help!

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