[mythtv-users] tivo series 3 released

Matt Porter mporter at kernel.crashing.org
Tue Sep 12 12:04:11 EDT 2006

On Tue, Sep 12, 2006 at 11:44:07AM -0400, Dean Collins wrote:
> MythTV is still a better option but here is the review

better in terms of flexibility, but not at getting at QAM encrypted
channels and 5C encrypted channels over firewire. If you do some 
research, it looks pretty dismal for the future of FOSS HDTV capture.
Except for OTA, in-the-clear QAM channels, and what's left of non-5C
encrypted channels on cable/firewire outputs. Eventually, due to 
content provider demands there won't be anything left non-5C
encrypted except for the locals (which is already the case in many

There's always the R5000HD solution for the high-end user though.
However, it generally relegates you to satellite which has pretty
poor HDTV quality (over-compression) compared to most cable MSOs.


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