[mythtv-users] dishnetwork hdtv

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Mon Jan 1 22:29:29 UTC 2007

On Jan 1, 2007, at 1:23 PM, Mark Lehrer wrote:

>> I'm trying to understand this mythtv.  I have dish network and hope
>> to have dish network hdtv in the future.  Can I connect the hdmi out
>> on the dishnetwork box to a capture card in my computer?  That is
>> the big question.  Thanks for your time.
> Unfortunately it is not easy because they want to do two things:
> prevent people from copying the content and force you to use their
> DVR.
> I am looking at a couple of expensive options: 169time and nextcom.
> They have hacks to satellite receivers that will let you do your own
> DVR.  Unfortunately, the Nextcom requires you to dedicate a Windows XP
> machine to this task - I'm not sure if 169time is better or not yet.
> At least their unit seems to run on Linux, which means maybe it could
> co-exist with MythTV.

I was aware of the Nextcom solution but wrote it off as totally  
impractical. The 169time units look interesting, if we ever get  
content worth watching :-)

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