[mythtv-users] HD recorded shows

Jeff Wormsley daworm at comcast.net
Tue Sep 5 13:46:46 UTC 2006

Michael T. Dean wrote:
> I think that's what he was talking about.  Those channels that are 
> encrypted must be decrypted by a cable box which then outputs an 
> uncompressed HDTV signal which can't be captured by today's hardware.  

Actually, at least with my 6200 box, it outputs what you tell it to 
output, which can be HD or can be downconverted to S-Video.  I'm not 
currently, but plan on using this mainly for the SDTV digital channels 
that I can't get through QAM, which is about the same quality I'd get 
through analog cable anyway, and while I'm at it get the HDTV channels 
as well.  They won't be HD anymore, but they'll can be captured.  It's a 
digital(HD)->analog(SD)->digital(SD) solution, which sucks, but it is 
the only solution that's available.  I can switch inputs and use a 
second cable box to actually watch the HD channels, and at least I can 
capture the networks in HD with the A180 card.


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