[mythtv-users] MythTV and HDTV future

Chris Weiland hobbiticus at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 18:15:44 UTC 2007

You are correct.  I should have clarified that the requirement of working
firewire ports only applies to the US.

I am able to get all channels that I subscribe for over my firewire
connection, but I've been under the impression that I'm the rule, not the
exception.  I'm not an expert on the subject, so I could be wrong.

On 3/1/07, Tom Lichti <tom at redpepperracing.com> wrote:
> Chris Weiland wrote:
> > Something that hasn't really been emphasized yet is that you should be
> > able to use the firewire port on your cable box to capture HDTV
> > streams.  Some cable providers will encrypt this stream, but as far as I
> > can tell, most don't.  Mythtv can control the channel of your cable box
> > and capture the HD stream over the firewire connection.
> >
> > All cable boxes are required to include this functionality, so if your
> > cable box doesn't have a firewire port, ask for a replacement.
> In the US, that may be true, it appears some cable boxes in Canada now
> have active firewire ports, but there is no legislation that they HAVE
> to be enabled, or even present.
> Tom
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