[mythtv-users] HDTV reception via Cable

Jesse Guardiani jesse at wingnet.net
Thu Mar 9 02:25:27 UTC 2006

On Wednesday 08 March 2006 5:06 pm, Noah Markon wrote:
> > I'm thinking about switching providers. I've heard about HDTV
> > reception/recording
> > via Cable. How does that work? Do I just buy an HD-3000 card and plug it
> > into my
> > analog cable and hope it isn't encrypted?
> Basically yes, you can then scan for the channels after doing that
> you'd have to go through them and figure out what channel is which.

Is this something they usually admit over the phone?

I just called Charter Cable and they say you can't tune HD using coax. They
require a receiver and HDMI, etc. No firewire support either.

> here's a HOWTO, it was written for 18.1, the process is a bit easier
> in 19, since you can import the channels.conf file...
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Adding_QAM_Channels_For_HDTV_Tuner_Cards
> > Would I be able to receive SD cable signals from the same card? Or would
> > I need
> > an SD card, like a PVR 150?
> My cable company (comcast) sent out HD and SD channels that i was able
> to tune. But I don't think that's what you meant. I got a PVR card to
> record all the analog channels I got from basic cable.

I don't get it. Why not use the HD card instead?

Jesse Guardiani
Programmer/Sys Admin
jesse at wingnet.net

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