[mythtv-users] Another step towards what I'd predicted

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Mon Jan 7 20:18:04 UTC 2008

On Jan 5, 2008, at 1:10 PM, Greg wrote:

> This week i E-mailed the FCC and complained about the fact that  
> allot of
> people are buying new TV's with the digital and Qam tuners and the  
> cable
> operators are blocking us from using our tuners.. My Argument  is we
> change over to digital tv's and still have to rent a stb and remote..I
> have 3 tv's  so it costs $24.00  a month to do what my tv's already
> do..They E-mailed me 2 days later and asked for my home phone number  
> so
> they could speak to me about it...Maybe if  more people would e-mail
> them and tell them their cable co.won't allow them to use their TV's
> with out an stb... Can't hurt.... Sorry to jump on your post,but i
> wanted to maybe prompt a few to do as i did....  The email address is
> MBINFO at fcc.gov

I just wrote to ask why the IEEE-1394 is enforced for cable systems  
but not satellite or other television delivery systems. Their response  
"Currently, the standard does not apply to anything other than cable  

I wonder how much they get paid for that and if they're hiring.

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