[mythtv-users] Drop the Box - For all Canadian Users

jedi at mishnet.org jedi at mishnet.org
Thu Sep 27 20:43:55 UTC 2007

    I can appreciate this effort however, you should not be
emulating the USA. We only have it "slightly" better than

    Demand unencrypted QAM. The box is not a problem. The DRM is.
Cablecards don't get rid of that problem. They just give the false
appearance of openess. Get them to output unencrypted QAM from the
set top box and EVERYONE can get in on the action.

    MythTV becomes viable.

    You will end up with some serious tech envy south of the border...

    Nevermind Cablecards... gid rid of DRM in general.

>> Gabriel A. Devenyi wrote:
>> > As Canadian users know, for the most part we are unable to receive HD
>> signals
>> > without the use of a cable company's set-top box. The CRTC has an
>> upcoming
>> > hearing regarding digital cable distribution in Canada, and there is a
>> > movement to make digital cable signals more accessible, which would of
>> course
>> > be beneficial for all Mythtv users.
>> >
>> > The campaign's organizing website is http://dropthebox.ca/ lets free
>> the
>> HD!
>> >
>> I'm in a good spot, I get 4 or 5 Canadian HD stations OTA, and 6 or 7 US
>> HD stations OTA, the only thing I REALLY wish I could get OTA is
>> DiscoveryHD... :)
> Let me guess, Toronto? :)  Unfortunately, Gabriel's post is true for most
> of
> the rest of Canada:
> http://www.digitalhome.ca/hdtv/idx/0/426/article/Canadian_OTA_HD_Channel_Lineup.html
> Basically, unless you live in Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, or
> Vancouver,
> you're boned, and most of those aforementioned cities only have 1 or 2 OTA
> HD stations available, with the exception of Toronto.
> Brett.
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