[mythtv-users] US cable companies and mandatory OTA channels

Mitch Gore mitchell.gore at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 18:17:35 UTC 2008

On Jan 9, 2008 12:09 PM, Florin Andrei <florin at andrei.myip.org> wrote:

> Question for the US users:
> I've heard that cable companies are required (by law? regulation?
> agreement?) to include in their cable listing all stations that would
> otherwise be accessible in that area OTA.
> My question is - does that apply to just the content, or the actual
> format too? In other words, if a station can be received in HD OTA, does
> that mean that it will be received in HD via cable too? Or can the cable
> company just provide that station in SD, even though OTA it's being
> broadcast HD?
> I'm asking because I need to decide whether it's worth the trouble to
> install an antenna on the roof, or whether just using cable is fine.
> --
> Florin Andrei
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I would just go with antenna.  QAM channels seem to be more of a headache
from what i see.  The channels change and you will mis recordings etc.  Plus
the quality of OTA HD is better than QAM cable.

If you get good signal on you antenna it will be much more reliable.

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