[mythtv-users] Analog and Digital - Do i have this straight?
larryt at gmail.com
Sat Dec 27 21:12:48 UTC 2008
On Sat, Dec 27, 2008 at 1:47 PM, j w <jraymyth at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 27, 2008 at 12:56 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
>> On Saturday 27 December 2008 10:34:51 Greg Woods wrote:
>> > On Sat, 2008-12-27 at 08:20 -0700, Brian Wood wrote:
>> > > If you happpen to know anyone on the same cable system who owns a
>> > > TV set with a clear QAM tuner (a common feature), you might be able to
>> > > determine what channels are unencrypted.
>> > >
>> > > I'd go with this sort of empirical evidence, rather then the word of a
>> > > "tech" who may not have the best info, or even understand it.
>> > I strongly second this. While I don't think as many of the customer
>> > service people are morons as is commonly believed, the training they do
>> > have applies to the environment that the vast majority of their
>> > customers live in.
>> I found this on the net, since it specifically includes a response from
>> T/W I
>> thought it might be relevant:
>> I agree that not all CATV CSRs are morons. Most of them are well-meaning
>> folks, but they are totally dependant on their employer for "training".
>> Certainly they are not going to trained to assist folks in obtaining
>> programming without renting a STB.
>> Also possibly relevant, a lawsuit about the forced renting of STBs:
>> beww at beww.org
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> Okay guys. Thank you for the suggestions. I will go and buy a 1250, trot
> my myth across the street to my neighbors with a digital feed and see what
> happens. If the channels are scrambled, then there would not be much use in
> purchasing a 2250 when they are supported, would there?
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I found this to be pretty helpful in determining what channels are available
in my area. It has not let me down yet...
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