[mythtv-users] mythtv & the future of HD

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Wed Nov 14 20:27:58 UTC 2007

On Nov 14, 2007, at 12:14 PM, Tony Brummett wrote:

> On 11/14/07, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
>> On Nov 14, 2007, at 11:47 AM, Tony Brummett wrote:
>>> That's completely dependent on you local cable franchise.  At my
>>> location, I can't get _any_ HD from the cable.  All the relevant QAM
>>> channels are encrypted so I can't tune them directly, and they're
>>> marked as not free to copy with the 5C settings, so I can't  get 'em
>>> through the firewire on the cable box.
>> Then they are out of compliance with the FCC.
> I keep hearing this, but I haven't seen any proof that it's true.
> Everyone seems to agree that the must-carry and in-the-clear rules
> applies to local analog stations.  Many people believe that the rules
> also apply to local digital channels, but I don't know of any
> definitive decision either way.  In fact, my local cable company
> doesn't carry the local ABC HD station at all right now because of a
> contract dispute.
> But I don't think anyone has tried to argue that those rules apply to
> cable-only stations, SD or HD.


What do you make of it?

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