[mythtv-users] Encrypted HD channels
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Jan 3 13:55:14 UTC 2007
On 01/02/2007 09:40 AM, Brian Wood wrote:
> On Jan 2, 2007, at 6:59 AM, Tom Greer wrote:
> > 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.
> > 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 yet.
> But "analog capture" of HD material means an HD-capable encoder.
Or a STB that does S-Video/Composite/(otherwise NTSC-compliant) output
and settling for SDTV.
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