[mythtv-users] Analog and Digital - Do i have this straight?
lifter89 at comcast.net
Mon Dec 29 22:23:08 UTC 2008
Teruel de Campo MD wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-12-27 at 10:34 -0700, Greg Woods wrote:
>> That means a set-top box in places where the majority
>> of channels are encrypted (such as Comcast in Denver/Boulder).
> I'm pretty confused what direction to go.
> I have pvr 350 which works great and I bought a Hauppauge HDPV and a
> HD-5500 Pc card but ther are in their boxes. The only thing I have
> connected it the old pvr-350 and trying to figure out the rest. I do
> live in Denver. Here something of interest.
> I have a long online chat with one the tech from Comcast. For what I
> discussed with her:
> 1. They will keep a basic packages of channels as we have now analog but
> they will be digital. The channels will be basically the same channels
> we have now.
> 2. Any of these digital channels can be seen with any tv with a quam
> tunner without the need of a comcast box so they are not scramble.
> 3. Some channels as we have now are scramble and they will need the
> comcast box.
> 4. I did not ask about the digital to analog conversion because I did
> not know it. I though if you have an analog tv then you need a box with
> the tunner (comcast box) to use it.
> 5. Does any of you are using either HDPVR or the pcHDTV hd-5500 card?
> I was so happy with the low definition analog tv..........:-(
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I have a pcHDTV 5500 card with Comcast in Southern New Jersey (near
Atlantic City). I can pick up what I call the Analog channels, which is
basically 2->99. I can also get the Over-the-Air channels, which
amounts to mainly the broadcast networks in both SD and HD (ABC, CBS,
etc, as well as PBS, etc.). If I want to have access to a channel other
than these, like USA-HD for example, I need to use something like
Firewire from my Comcast DCT-3412 STB. Any channel that Comcast sends
me that is above 100 and not considered OTA needs to be received via
Firewire. I have found that my Firewire connection isn't very stable,
and I am strongly considering moving to the HD-PVR and trunk builds.
But that's another story for another day. :-)
I hope this helps you somewhat.
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