[mythtv-users] chicago il SD Comcast

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Tue Jun 17 17:18:45 UTC 2008

Dewey Smolka wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 7:07 PM, David Durham, Jr.
> <david.durham.jr at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Anyone on the list have experience with SD comcast and mythtv?  I'm
>> trying to figure out which digital tuner I should buy and what kind of
>> service I can expect from it.
> I'm in Chicago and used to be with Comcast. As of last year, they had
> moved pretty much everything on their cable from analog to digital
> except for the locals, some shopping channels and a jesus channel or
> two. So an analog card, e.g. PVRx50/500 will get you pretty much
> nothing you're paying for unless you go through an STB, which means
> you'll need a separate box for each input, and an IR blaster for each
> box.

Just FYI, this depends a *lot* on where you are.  I'm a Comcast customer
 in King County, WA, and I still get a full set of analog channels.  I
do have an STB to get some digital-only ones, like BBC America, but I
control it with a serial cable instead of an IR blaster.  My STB doesn't
have firewire, so I capture off the composite output.

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