[mythtv-users] Not your everyday newbie questions

tgate tgate at mypublic.net
Wed Oct 12 20:45:36 UTC 2005

On Oct 12, 2005, at 8:24 AM, mythtv-users-request at mythtv.org wrote:

> The provider (Comcast) decides which programs are allowed
> to be played and recorded any number of times, recorded one time,  
> or only
> viewed (not recorded). The unlimited 5c setting is unencrypted and a
> computer should be able to access it. However, the other two  
> options are
> encrypted and AFAIK no computer based systems can access them.

I don't want to diverge from this topic, but with regard to being  
able to decrypt channels that you are legally paying for, I was under  
the impression that this device ( th dreambox  http:// 
www.dreamboxusa.com/ ) had the ability to decode (with software I  
think) encrypted pay channels.  It seems it may also be popular with  
people pursuing a not-so-legal approach to home entertainment, but  
they evidently have overcome many hurdles with recording encrypted HD/ 
SD data.

  I have no experience with it myself, but was curious if anyone on  
this list knew more of the technical details and if they, or  
something similar could get rolled into myth?


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