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

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Tue Jan 8 02:41:39 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jan 07, 2008 at 09:22:29PM -0500, Mark Steckel wrote:
> At 04:10 PM 1/5/2008, you 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
> The following implicitly explains cable companies' desire for stb, 
> namely 2-way communication to support interactive services, 
> pay-per-view and what not.

  ...STB, no STB. It doesn't really matter to me one way or the other.

  I just want a signal in the clear that I can record from.


  Controlling an external tuning box has never been any big deal.

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