[mythtv-users] HDMI capture device

Tom Greer trgreer at gmail.com
Thu Jan 11 05:06:55 UTC 2007

jakep_82 at hotmail wrote:
> What makes you think HDMI isn't HDCP? Firewire is almost always encrypted
> for everything but broadcast channels (I've verified using the firewire
> input on my TV). I can't imagine HDMI isn't. You'll get no more channels
> with this than with the HDHR.

First off, HDCP is copy protection (DRM) that prevents unauthorized devices
from receiving output via HDMI.

In my case, I would use this to connect to my cable box instead of firewire
(probably still use firewire to change channels).  But this would let me
capture *every* channel, including premium channels (like HBO) and even pay
per view channels.

Right now, I get everything but premium channels via firewire from the
DCT6200-series boxes.  On my HDHomeRun, I only get a subset of the analog
cable channels.  I don't get any digital tier channels.  (Real bummer, I am
very disappointed.)

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