[mythtv-users] Fibre/Ethernet based IP based DVB - has anyone ever done this?

ryan patterson ryan.goat at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 18:15:24 UTC 2007

On 3/7/07, MacNean Tyrrell <dardack at gmail.com> wrote:
> The Verizon Fios system is not IPTV.  They convert the fiber optic signal
> > to analog basic cable & QAM digital cable at your house and feed it to your
> > TV over coax cable like traditional cable service.  This is good and bad.
> > It means you can use all the same hardware that is designed for traditional
> > cable with Fios ( i.e. your TV's internal tuner will stiff work).  But
> > their system wont allow direct recording off the network.
> Thanks so much for the reply.  I used to have the standard cable package,
> than i got my 50" Plasma TV, and they want a fee per month for the HD box,
> then they want another fee for the HD channels for Discovery, ESP, TnT,
> etc.  I was so fed up i just went to basic basic cable (3-24) but my TV
> still gets HD for Fox, ABC, NBC, etc (OTA), reason i kept the basic basic
> was i'm in a valley and get terrible OTA reception.  Does FIOS encrypt their
> HD, if you pay for the HD, can u view it or do you need another box, (ie
> will my TV's internal tuner pull in Discover and those or only OTA ones)?
> If they don't can HDHR pull in those channels from it (been debating getting
> one of those)?

I don't really know if Verizon encrypts their digital channels or not.  I
don't have their service.  But I assume that they do.  Local broadcast
digital channels should be "passed though" unencrypted like with other cable

Ryan Patterson
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