[mythtv-users] dishnetwork hdtv

Bob Sully rcs at malibyte.net
Tue Jan 2 07:21:16 UTC 2007

Yeah...this was the reason I dumped Dish after 5 years and went back to
cable.  They charge an arm, leg and a gonad for their mpeg-4 DVR.   I have
a lot more storage space on my Myth box, too.  :-)


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.

Bob Sully - Simi Valley, California, USA

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