[mythtv-users] HD tuner: best bang for the buck

Dan Ritter dsr-myth at tao.merseine.nu
Sat Nov 3 20:01:49 UTC 2007

On Sat, Nov 03, 2007 at 02:15:54PM -0400, Cool Frood wrote:
> On 11/3/07, Rod Smith <mythtv at rodsbooks.com> wrote:
> Thanks for all the info.  One more question.  I have Comcast analog
> cable right now, without a cable box.  I don't intend to go digital
> until they shove it down my throat, the reason being that analog is
> cheaper and more so because I have done the whole IR blaster thing
> before and I prefer not to go down that road again.
> I've heard that Comcast carries the OTA HD channels (NBC, ABC)
> unencrypted over their analog cable, though I can't confirm whether
> that's the case with me.  If I understand you correctly, these would
> also be ATSC and not QAM, right?

If it's on cable, it's QAM. If it's OTA, it's VSB.

> Also, can anyone confirm that Comcast in fact *does* carry the basic
> HD channels in the clear?

In the Boston area they do. Anything you can receive over the
air, you should also get via your cableco.


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