[mythtv-users] Questions related to Fiber to the home and Scientific Atlanta set top boxes

DaveD mythtv at guiplot.com
Sun Aug 19 17:31:20 UTC 2007

TV via fiber?  Are they streaming digital content down the fiber, 
decoding and then RF-modulating it in the box before sending it to the 
TV?  How else could one box feed 3 TV's?   I would have thought one box 
with video out to the TV.  Hmmm, interesting.  Anyone know how they do it?


Justin Dunn wrote:
> Hi,
> Our local telco company within the last couple years installed Fiber to the home in our area and it going to start providing TV service on the 1st of September.
> I was thinking to switching to it then as when bundling with other services like telephone it's cheaper then cable.
> Unfortunately unlike the cable company they require the use of a set top box which I don't think will work with my PVR-500 as well.
> I called them up to see what information I could get on the set top boxes and they said the following:
> 1. The set top is Scientific Atlanta model 303, 403 or 630 depending on what you ordered.
> 2. You only need one set top box per every 3 tvs.
> 3. The boxes have USB but not Firewire.
> >From looking online I can't find anything about those models and I don't see how #2 is possible and without Firewire it appears it won't be that easy to use with mythtv.
> I decided to post here and see if anyone knew anymore more this.
> If not I can ask on Tuesday when they show a demo of the service.
> Justin
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