[mythtv-users] Myth TY HD, (cable and Satellite)

Ryan Steffes rbsteffes at gmail.com
Wed Sep 19 17:58:58 UTC 2007

On 9/19/07, Jim - MythTV <mythtv at hribnak.com> wrote:
>  I was thinking the other day after reading somethng about the cable
> companies must still do the old analog channels until 2008.   Once
> everything goes completely HD what will our options be with our Myth boxes?
> I guess it really depends on the gear todeliver HD content, if there is any
> outputs (I doubt they will be hd outputs but you never know)
> Is anyone in canada using the Bell HD and dumping it to the Myth server?
> I have Bell but not HD and its not currently hooked into my Mythbox..  thats
> my next project once I upgrade my myth box so I can use a video card  TV out
> rather than my 350.
> Jim

It's extremely important to remember that the cable companies are only
regulated by the FCC in a very few instances.  All of those involve what
they HAVE to provide (local networks, etc), not what they can NOT provide.
The cable companies can and will provide analog only channels for as long as
it's financially prudent for them, and as long as the huge majority of
televisions in this country do not have digital tuners, and as long as
customers react negatively to paying for settop boxes, there will be analog
services provided.
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