[mythtv-users] New to building computers and MythTV

Jon Sustar digitaldoodler at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 12:41:31 UTC 2007

I'm concerned with just getting standard cable TV.  I might be hooking this
up to an HD TV, but I won't be getting HD channels.

Any other suggestions?

Any pros/cons to using Ubuntu?

On 3/22/07, jedi at mishnet.org <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:
> >> You have not said where you are in the world. If you are in North
> >> America, you REALLY have to consider the upgrade path you will have to
> >> follow. Analog signals are going away in the not too distant future and
> >> digital will be it. "Standard TV' as in 525 line NTSC level content
> will
> >>   continue to exist for years but new content will be at higher
> >> definition.
> >
> > This isn't entirely true.  Over the air (as in with an antenna) analog
> > signals are going away soon, because of the federal mandate.  The new
> > rules don't effect cable.  Of course, that's not to say that the cable
> > companies won't decide to faze the analog channels out on their own.
>     Even if they do, that doesn't matter. What really matters in
> the end is whether or not you've got some sort of accessable video
> feed. Given the large numbers of legacy hardware out there both in
> terms of TV's and set top boxes, I don't see readily accessable
> SD signals going away any time soon.
> [deletia]
>      ...been using digital cable with PVR's for years.
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