[mythtv-users] I'm an HD Idiot.. Help me out
memmott at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 15:00:15 UTC 2007
On 9/17/07, Ryan Steffes <rbsteffes at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/17/07, ccmail at bellsouth.net <ccmail at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> > On Sunday 16 September 2007 Ben Kevan wrote:
> > > Guessing the only HD channels you would get are
> > > the freeones over your basic cable (Comcast here)
> > > and will have to pay extra for the special channels
> > > that are encrypted HD?
> > Even if you pay extra for the encrypted channels, they will most likely
> NOT be provided to you via QAM or firewire, and there is no economical way
> to capture HD via other means. In short, there is no cheap, reliable source
> of premium HD content for Myth. Keep this in mind if you're planning to
> switch to HD.
> > Chuck
> The key word there being premium, since depending on your homes
> location, it's likely you CAN get cheap, reliable OTA HD broadcasts.
> Personally, I'm 15 miles away and down a hill from my cheap, reliable
> OTA broadcasts, so I'm still trying to decide if the hassle and
> appearance of an outdoor antenna is worth it to supplement my basic
> cable with HD.
If you're that close an indoor antenna might be good enough.
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