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

Kevin Bailey ke-myth at retriever.dyndns.org
Wed Jan 9 20:17:36 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jan 09, 2008 at 10:36:33AM -0800, Craig G. wrote:
>    There are specific regulations on what they must carry and how on HD
>    and SD content after Feb 2009, but there seems to be some pretty big
>    loop holes.  Myself I put up an Antenna.  You will generally get more
>    content with antenna then cable for your local stations, as the must
>    carry rules don't extend to multicast channels but just the primary
>    channel.   So if your local NBC affilliate has  10.1, 10.2, and 10.3
>    you will only get the 10.1 on cable.

It's also my understanding that myth will soon be able to
record from multicast channels at the same time as the
main channel. So potentially, your tuner count could go
up by 4x.

- happy OTA user

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