[mythtv-users] Re: Myth Firewire Support

Michael Haan michael.haan at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 18:57:54 UTC 2005

This thread seems to indicate that you can:

Don't know if the SmartCard interface mentioned in the DCT6200 docs is
the same as CableCard.

On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 13:41:03 -0500, Joseph Caputo <jcaputo1 at comcast.net> wrote:
> Michael Haan wrote:
> >I just called comcast and they're telling me they only have SA 2000,
> >2100, 2200 and 3200 - no Motorola.  How did you get yours?  Let me
> >also just vent, quickly.  Yet another reason I hate the @#%&$*!!!
> >cable company - all they can do is make things difficult.  Apparently
> >I can't even buy my own STB to use.  Shocker.
> >
> >
> The main reason you can't buy your own STB is that nobody makes them yet
> (though I doubt even that's true if you look hard enough).  If you could
> get your hands on an STB that supports CableCard, Comcast must provide
> you with the CableCard to plug into it, thus enabling decoding of their
> encrypted streams.  Note that the current CableCard spec is
> uni-directional, meaning you won't be able to use the STB for
> interactive features.  CableCard 2 is pending which will support
> interactivity.  Most new TVs today support CableCard (or so I've heard).
> Now, all you need to do is see if you can find a 3rd-party STB that (1)
> supports CableCard and (2) has an enabled Firewire output.  Good luck,
> and please post here if you find one!
> -JAC
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