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

Larry K lunchtimelarry at gmail.com
Sun Mar 11 22:03:09 UTC 2007

Yeah, but you need multiple cable boxes to record multiple programs at
once.  That's a pain....

On 3/11/07, Brett Kosinski <fancypantalons at gmail.com> 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?
> Nah.  For SD capture, you can always grab a plain-jane digital tuner and
> use IR blasters (or, if you're lucky, the serial port) to control it from
> Myth.  Sure, the cabling can be a bit messy, but it works like a charm.
> In my case, I have two Motorola 2524s connected to a pair of PVR-150s
> driven by irblaster.info blasters.  Works perfectly, and I get full access
> to both the analog and digital tier.
> Brett.
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