[mythtv-users] mythtv & the future of HD

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Wed Nov 14 20:41:23 UTC 2007

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

Hmm.  But analog broadcast TV goes lights-out in 2009.  It seems  
unlikely they'll want to go to the trouble of downconverting digital  
broadcast signals, so does that mean the must-carry rule becomes  
obsolete and ineffective in 2009?

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