[mythtv-users] Comcast clear QAM

Jeff Thurston jthurston at skyline-ats.com
Fri Dec 5 01:11:05 UTC 2008

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> bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of freedenizen
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> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Comcast clear QAM
> On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 10:15 AM, Jeff Thurston
> <jthurston at skyline-ats.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hello, I live in the SF Bay Area and have Comcast, I can get clear QAM
> > channels in HD just fine with my TV directly,
> > as well as through firewire on my DCH-3200 STB (Except for HD CBS or FOX
> > anyone know why?).
> I went through a fight with the FCC, the ieee1394 trade organization,
> eff, and comcast about this.  Comcast's argument is that it must be
> CBS and FOX that are putting 5C on it cause comcast just passes down
> whatever the broadcaster sends them.  I think it is a bunch of bull
> and FCC regulations require them to pass the OTA channels in such a
> way as for them to be available on the firewire port, which they
> aren't.  After months of fights (this was quite a while ago) I got no
> where and gave up.  You are welcome to have another go at it.
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That's odd though, I can get both CBS (KPIX) and FOX (KTVU) in HD either QAM
or OTA with my TV through Comcast, no cable-card, just the built-in tuner.
Just can't get it over firewire with the STB into Myth.
If it were CBS & FAX encrypting it, I shouldn't be able to get it at all.

I filed a complaint with the FCC as well but don't expect much to come of
it. Ohwell.

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