[mythtv-users] To survive the switch to digital...

Nick Ellson grimm at nickellson.com
Mon Dec 1 19:02:22 UTC 2008

And what I am hearing is that the Portland, OR/Vancouver Wash area is 
being converted in mass to Digital with my area, Vancouver being last and 
scheduled for lat January.

I am told that I will need the set top boxes. But that they are not 
"tuners" and would allow me to use my existing Tuners as they are but my 
signal quality would not be "as good" as digital (as I assume it is with 
analog anyway)

Anyone have this box that Comcast is dolling out, and know if this is 


Nick Ellson
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On Sun, 30 Nov 2008, Allen Edwards wrote:

>> Comcast has been mandated by the FCC to keep their analog running until
>> 2012.
> I don't believe the above statement is true.  More exactly, they have
> to keep the local stations analog unless they switch everything over
> to digital, in which case they would have to give you a set top box.
> I have read the FCC rules on this.  What they can't do is switch the
> local stations to digital and keep Fox News, or any other station for
> that matter, analog.  After 2012, all bets are off.
> Allen
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