[mythtv-users] My FIOS TV experiences

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Tue Jan 9 20:34:58 UTC 2007

On 1/9/07, Jerry Rubinow <jerrymr at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> -Jerry

FIOS comes in over coax? I thought it was IPTV? so confused...

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