[mythtv-users] 5200 or 6200

Rich West Rich.West at wesmo.com
Wed Jan 24 19:21:07 UTC 2007

Bob Sully wrote:
> Who knows how long this will last.  The cable companies are already
> beginning to encrypt the Firewire ports, despite the fact that the same
> channels are encrypted on it as on the raw cable.  One supervisor has
> already been quoted here as essentially not giving a damn about the FCC
> regulations.
> So, I'm guessing that they'll probably be encrypting the rebroadcast (on
> cable) OTA HD channels pretty soon, and we'll have to hope that companies
> like pcHDTV soon have a CableCard-compatible tuner.
> The media companies have gotten out of control, but there's little that we
> peons can do about it.

In the US, I believe cable/satellite companies are required by the FCC
to re-broadcast the traditional OTA broadcast stations when they supply
it to consumers via their respective networks.  I remember reading this
some where, but I cannot find it..


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