[mythtv-users] Encrypted HD channels

Tom Greer trgreer at gmail.com
Tue Jan 2 13:59:06 UTC 2007

 On Tue, January 2, 2007 09:08, nik gibson wrote:
> I'm in NYC and my only option for cable is Time Warner; everything has
> been fine and I've been pulling HD content over firewire but just this
> past week it looks like Time Warner has added encryption to almost
> every HD channel I want. HBO, Showtime etc... Are all now encrypted.
> Do I have any options of am I forced to rent a DVR through Time
> Warner? I would really miss my mythtv box but it's not much use if I
> can't get of the HD channels I want. 5C encryption should be illegal.
> -Nik-

Out here in California with Cox Cable, we have always had the premium high
definition channels encrypted.  The basic HD channels (ABC, CBS, FOX, PBS,
etc.) are not encrypted; but everything else is.

The only solution I see is to do an analog capture, which I have not tried

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