[mythtv-users] Calling Rochester, MN mythTV users

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Mon Sep 4 14:49:39 UTC 2006

On 9/4/06, Ivan Kowalenko <ivan.kowalenko at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sep 3, 2006, at 23.21, Steven Adeff wrote:
> > On 9/3/06, Dean Collins <Dean at collins.net.pr> wrote:
> >>> -----Original Message-----
> >>> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-
> >>> bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Mario Limonciello
> >>> Sent: Sunday, 3 September 2006 6:19 PM
> [snip]
> >>> I have a follow up to my previous posting about Rochester, MN and
> >>> digital cable via firewire in the area.  Sometime in late July, my
> >>> firewire recordings stopped working.  Instinctively, I pulled up the
> >>> diagnostics and lone behold, got the unfortunate 5C=1 on all
> >>> stations
> >>> that weren't analog except for the broadcast HD stations.  I
> >>> immediately
> >>> called up Charter, and was sent back and forth from the internet
> >>> and TV
> >>> depts until they realized that I really DIDNT have anything wrong
> >>> with
> >>> my "Firewall" that I was talking about my STB.  I eventually got in
> >>> contact with a technical supervisor and over the weeks
> >>> surrounding this
> >>> incident, tried to talk with him to see if they would renig on
> >>> the 5C
> >>> status.  He didn't believe me at first either that it was caused
> >>> by the
> >>> 5C problem, and made me switch out the box first among a few other
> >>> things.  When he finally did come to realize that this was the
> >>> trouble,
> >>> he had told one of his engineers to talk to me.  They never
> >>> called, and
> >>> this tech sup stopped returning my calls and emails.
> [snip]
> Sounds like ComCast! ;)
> >>
> >> Why give up, just document everything and call the fcc
> >>
> >
> > they're well within their legal right to do what they are doing, the
> > FCC will be no help.
> Hell, I'm pretty sure they're well within their legal right to block
> the local HD too, so long as they keep the local stations on analog.

In fact they are. The only channels they must transmit on their cable
lines in the free and clear are the local standard definition analog
stations. They can do what they want with the rest. They gain no
monetary incentive to block the OTA HD stations, so as of yet I have
not seen a signle cable company do this with the OTA HD stations.

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