[mythtv-users] Can a pcHDTV record standard definition?

Brad brad at bradandkim.net
Wed Dec 13 03:55:56 UTC 2006

On Tue, 2006-12-12 at 20:23 -0700, Brian Wood wrote:
> On Dec 12, 2006, at 8:13 PM, Robert Tsai wrote:
> >
> > The pcHDTV can record QAM, which requires a digital cable  
> > subscription.
> > The pcHDTV can also record OTA, which only requires OTA reception.
> >
> > You get to pick one.
> It will only receive *unencrypted* QAM which, depending on your cable  
> system, might be anything from all digital signals to none of them.  
> In my case it is just a few digital video channels and a *lot* of the  
> digital music channels (with a video slate screen that changes only  
> when the song does).
> Receiving unencrypted QAM signals without a subscription to Digital  
> Cable might be technically possible, but is probably illegal.

Thanks for the tip.  I will look into what my provider sends.



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