[mythtv-users] My FIOS TV experiences

Jerry Rubinow jerrymr at gmail.com
Tue Jan 9 14:51:20 UTC 2007

On 1/8/07, Jerry Rubinow <jerrymr at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/8/07, Yeechang Lee <ylee at pobox.com> wrote:
> >
> > Jerry Rubinow <jerrymr at gmail.com> says:
> > > In any case, the guy I talked to in technical support at Verizon
> > agreed with
> > > me that none of those channels should be encrypted (after he put me on
> > hold
> > > for a few minutes, presumably talking with a supervisor) and said
> > they're
> > > going to look into fixing the problem and would give me a call back.
> >
> > Good luck in getting unencrypted access to the OTA HD channels.
> Of the approx. 15 OTA HD channels in my program guide, 5 are encrypted and
> the rest are not.  I guess we'll see how lucky I am when they call me back
> :)

I still haven't heard back from Verizon, so I'll be giving them another call
today.  However, yesterday I hooked up my AverTV HD card straight to the
Verizon coax (FYI, Verizon FIOS TV in the Philly area is IRC QAM256), and
I'm able to get all the locals, both SD and HD, in the clear.  So the DRM
bits are something the set top box is enforcing (i.e. not passing through),
and the signal isn't actually encrypted.

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