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

jedi at mishnet.org jedi at mishnet.org
Wed Jan 9 22:20:25 UTC 2008

>>> My local cable company claims satellite providers "aggressively
>>> process" the signals, which I won't argue with, but the implication
>>> seems to be that the cable company does not, which I do not agree
>>> with.
> jedi at mishnet.org wrote:
>> Either they are or they aren't.
>> There really isn't anything to "agree with".
> "aggressively" is a value judgement, with which it is possible to
> disagree. Presumably the cable company compresses the OTA stream, but
> less than DirectTV does.

    There's no reason to assume that a particular cable company does
anything with the OTA signal at all... unless they are known for this
sort of thing.

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