[mythtv-users] The HDTV Olympics Thread {RE: things missing from OTA HDTV, firewire, comcast, etc etc}

John P Poet jppoet at gmail.com
Tue May 27 18:23:09 UTC 2008

On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 12:11 PM, Blammo <blammo.doh at gmail.com> wrote:
> So I've been plugging along happily for quite a few years with OTA
> HDTV on my Myth cluster.. Last week my S.O. informs me that since the
> olympics are coming on multiple HDTV channels we can't get over the
> air (smart girl there) we're going to have to get
> Comcast/DirectTV/fill-in so she can watch the HDTV feeds.
> Little research reveals the following:
> [quote=engadget]
> If you thought 416 hours of Winter Olympic Games coverage was a bit
> much, the 3,600 hours (that's 150 days worth, folks) that
> NBC-Universal will be recording next year will seem like overkill in
> its finest form. Sure enough, it will supposedly be covering every
> facet of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing from August 8 - 24, 2008, and a
> variety of networks including NBC, USA, MSNBC, and CNBC will be
> carrying its programming. Notably, it will be displaying Olympics in
> HD on Universal-HD, NBC HD, and USA HD, and while the exact amount of
> HD coverage wasn't stated, even a fraction of the 3,600 hour total
> would be mighty impressive.
> [/quote]
> She's right, while NBC-HD is OTA, Universal-HD and USA-HD are not.
> I'd like to keep the signals coming into the Myth cluster, since I
> have more than enough drive space to cover what we'll need, she's
> familar with the interface, etc.
> So, what's the current recommendation for HDTV recorded access to
> those two channels? Anyone doing firewire-HD? Am I going to have to
> put up with the craptastic HD-PVR for a couple months? I have several
> QAM64/256 tuners, but I suspect even with a full-blown-subscription,
> those two channels will still be fully encrypted.
> thanks in advance for any help/advice.
> thoughts?

If you can get firewire working, that would be your cheapest route.  If not:


or hope that David gets his box on the market by then:


A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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