[mythtv-users] Encrypted HD channels
adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Wed Jan 3 19:01:04 UTC 2007
On 1/3/07, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> 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.
I do this for the encrypted HD channels, and is why I don't pay for
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