[mythtv-users] QAM channels through my TV (but not my tuner)

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Sun Dec 3 21:13:53 UTC 2006

Tom Lichti wrote:
> ICMan wrote:
>> R. G. Newbury wrote:
>>> Tom Lichti wrote:
>>>> ICMan wrote:
>>>>> was really high for every channel.  I think this might be because I am 
>>>>> in Toronto, and Rogers encrypts all its QAM channels, even for regular 
>>>>> digital cable.  (CRTC sucks!)
>>>> Not strictly true. Most of them are encrypted, but I can tune in about 
>>>> 40 or so of the time shifted 'regional' (CBC, Global, City, CTV, etc 
>>>> from the East and West coast) channels through QAM. It does help with 
>>>> scheduling as many shows are repeated at numerous different times than 
>>>> EST primetime.
>>>> Tom
>>> We need to be semantically correct here. Rogers broadcasts 72 analalog 
>>> channels and about 424 digital feeds on the cable setup. About 30 of the 
>>>   digital feeds are Qam256 encoded digital streams. These are not 
>>> encrypted. We can get them by parsing the frequency and the serviceid 
>>> (pid). About 60 more feeds are QAM256 encoded audio only feeds. If you 
>>> tune with azap and play the feed with mplayer you get quite good stereo 
>>> (of course). The rest are encrypted feeds for which you need an STB.
>>> And yes there are about 5 each of CBC, Global, CTV and City TV spread 
>>> across the country, so that you can grab the 'ear;y show' from Halifax 
>>> or the 'late show' broadcastfrom Victoria  of the same show. Especially 
>>> useful on CTV which partners with ABC. (Can't remember when I last 
>>> recorded something from CBC.)
>>> Geoff
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>> Hi Geoff.
>> Can I pick your brain?  I would like to find the 30 QAM digital TV 
>> feeds, AND the 60 QAM audio streams, and I would like to manage them 
>> through MythTV as a single interface (I will soon have lirc working, 
>> then the box is going beside the TV).  Do you live in Toronto?  Can I 
>> pay you in beer?  ;-)
>> S
> I think Geoff is in Mississauga, I am in Brampton. We should have a TMUG 
> (Toronto Myth Users Group) :)
> Tom

Excellent idea! I second that emotion.


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