[mythtv-users] HDTV reception via Cable

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Thu Mar 9 04:17:10 UTC 2006

On 3/8/06, Jerry Rubinow <jerrymr at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/8/06,  Daniel Kristjansson <danielk at cuymedia.net> wrote:
> >But also a QAM-64/256 card will usually get most of basic digital cable,
> >in my case I get C-Span-x, SpikeTV, SciFi, and Comedy Central. Those are
> >the only channels on cable that I watch, but dozens of other stuff shows
> >up with MythTV's scan on my system, most are QAM-64 and some are
> >QAM-256.
> If a channel has 5C encryption enabled when it's coming in over
> firewire, does this mean it would be encrypted over a QAM card as
> well?

Yes, the card will be able to lock the signal but it won't be able to
extract the mpeg stream.

BUT, if the the channel is an old school analog channel being
converted to digital by the box and having the 5C applied at this
point you'd still be able to tune the channel with a PVR-150(etc).


More information about the mythtv-users mailing list