[mythtv-users] The demise of analog cable...

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Sun Mar 11 17:03:08 UTC 2007

On Mar 11, 2007, at 10:59 AM, Larry K wrote:

> I heard that my cable company (Comcast), as well as most others,  
> are in the process of phasing out analog cable with the intent to  
> support only digital cable.  Since so may of us depend on PVR  
> capture cards and analog cable, it looks like we are pretty much  
> screwed, unless I missed something.  Firewire capture seems flaky  
> at best, and when it does work, we are at the mercy of the cable  
> company to leave the content unencrypted.  There is always OTA HD  
> capture, but that just delivers a handful of channels.
> Is the day coming when we will have to scrap our Myth boxes and use  
> those crappy DVRs provided by the cable companies?

You could of course use a plain-jane STB without DVR capability, but  
multiple systems with 4 or 5 PVRs could get expensive and very messy.

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