[mythtv-users] mythtv & the future of HD

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Wed Nov 14 21:03:32 UTC 2007

On Nov 14, 2007, at 12:55 PM, Tony Brummett wrote:

> On 11/14/07, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
>>> But I don't think anyone has tried to argue that those rules apply  
>>> to
>>> cable-only stations, SD or HD.
>> http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/get-cfr.cgi?TITLE=47&PART=76&SECTION=640&TYPE=TEXT
>> What do you make of it?
> First off, that document doesn't seem to talk at all about must-carry
> or in-the-clear rules.
> I assume you're specifically talking about section 4 at the bottom of
> page 623, right?  The Motorola 6100 I got from the cable company does
> follow all those.
> The firewire port is functional.  I currently use it so mythbackend
> can change the channel.  But I can only get mpeg video out of it for a
> small handful for channels because of the 5C settings; pretty much
> only what's in the most basic cable package and a few more seemingly
> chosen at random by the cable operator.  None of the HD channels,
> local or cable-only, are in this set.
> -- Tony

I guess you should tell your cable company to bugger off until they  
give you the programming and features you want. That's what I did. If  
everyone did that, the rules would be much different.

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