[mythtv-users] Comcast to drop analog cable

Greg Lake greg12866 at nycap.rr.com
Sun Jun 15 19:31:07 UTC 2008

Tom Dexter wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 15, 2008 at 10:04 AM, Mark Covington <markcov at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Well this could be excessively annoying.
>> http://www.usatoday.com/money/media/2008-06-12-cable-digital_N.htm
>> http://blogs.chron.com/techblog/archives/2008/06/got_expanded_analog_cable_from_comcast_not_fo_1.html
>> Comcast plans to drop all analog service by 2010 and other cable providers
>> are expected to follow depending on how successful Comcast is.  Between
>> Comcast's move to switched digital video and dropping analog service its
>> going to be harder and harder to keep running a Mythtv box.
>> It looks like a firewire connection out of a set-top-box might be the only
>> route in the future unless some other options start appearing.  What are
>> y'alls thoughts?
>> Mark
>> --
> Correct me if I'm wrong (I actually am using only OTA), but isn't the
> big question what stations they decide to encrypt?  Just switching
> from analog to digital stations shouldn't be an issue for stations
> they broadcast in clear QAM.
> Given the cable companies track record though, I'm not sure I'd expect
> too much unencrypted content.
> Tom
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I have had an on going feud with TW about this...I have 3 digital TV's 
with both ATSC and Qam tuners...My question to them is why do I need a 
STB? I don't want or  need premium content ..I want just what i pay 
for..They just want my $7.00 each every month...
More people need to write their Cable providers and the FCC and state 
commission on Cable tv and complain... Maybe if enough people speak up 
it will get some attention....

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