[mythtv-users] To survive the switch to digital...
grimm at nickellson.com
Tue Dec 2 20:31:52 UTC 2008
I'd be happy if I could stay with my local channels + Discovery (all I
have now, don't wanna lose Discovery for the kids ;)
I am armed with more questions for Comcast, will try them in a few and see
what I get.
Otherwise, I am going to try and follow the OTA options with cards in my
Myth System. I want Myth to have direct channel control, however it
MCSE 2000, Security+, Network+
Network Hobbyist, VFR Private Pilot.
On Mon, 1 Dec 2008, Mark Knecht wrote:
> Hi Nick,
> If your Comcast loop is like my Comcast loop then what you can
> record on Feb. 16th before the change will be the same on Feb. 17th
> after the change.
> The longer term issue for me is that Comcast is likely going to
> reduce the number of channels they provide using analog which will
> mean over time I can record less and less. How long will it take until
> what's available on the analog side is no longer acceptable? I have no
> - Mark
> On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 11:13 AM, Nick Ellson <grimm at nickellson.com> wrote:
>> I understood the changes just as you described. I knew I was not linked to
>> the OTA changes that teh FCC requires of broadcast stations. I am saying
>> that my local Comcast loop is ALSO planning their switch in this area for
>> around that same time... and it is THAT change I want to cope with :)
>> Nick Ellson
>> CCIE# 20018
>> MCSE 2000, Security+, Network+
>> Network Hobbyist, VFR Private Pilot.
>> On Mon, 1 Dec 2008, VCRAddict wrote:
>>> At 20:07:41 11/30/08 -0800, Nick Ellson <grimm at nickellson.com> wrote:
>>>> I want to understand what I am up against with the switch to Digital.
>>> Exactly *which* "switch to Digital" are you referring to?
>>> The much-talked-about-lately "DTV Transition" which is set to take effect
>>> on 2/17/09 is *purely* a matter of over-the-air broadcasting. As such, it
>>> has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with -- or impact upon -- users of
>>> cable/satellite TV services such as Comcast. So, as long as you're happy
>>> with your current "basic cable"/PVR-500 setup, this "non-event" does NOT
>>> give you any reason to change it.
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