[mythtv-users] Encrypted Cable channels How do they do it?

Greg Estabrooks greg at phaze.org
Tue Feb 27 03:52:31 UTC 2007

> Hi,I know that we cant record HD encrypted channels with any of the QAM Tuners made today.  But i was just wondering how all the episodes of Soprano's  etc are uploaded to the various torrent sites right after the show aired?  Are they really buying the $2000+ hardware to convert Component to digital?  Or are they using some special hardware Or maybe hacking there STB'sJust curious,Mitchell

 They could be living somewhere that their provider isn't encrypting it, or
could be recording it from firewire off their stb. Locally every single channel
including ppv +hdtv are all in the clear over firewire.

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