[mythtv-users] USA recommendations for Digital Over the Air Capture Card

Kevin Kuphal kkuphal at gmail.com
Wed Nov 19 19:16:22 UTC 2008

On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 1:06 PM, Brad Fuller <bradallenfuller at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 10:56 AM, Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > You can possibly avoid antenna woes if your willing to pay comcast for
> > their basic service (I believe it is ~$10/mo) or are maintaining a
> > possible existing cable modem service through them I beleive you would
> > still have access to the analog tv signals on the line.. They have all
> > the OTA channels on their cable line unencrypted and tuneable with any
> > ATSC tuner card. I current have Comcast and use three ATSC cards (Two
> > A180's and a HD3000) to record these channels.
> >
> > I say possibly, because if your signal from Comcast isn't as good as
> > your antenna signal then it wouldn't save any woes.
> $10 for basic but ~$50 for extended basic (or whatever they call it.).
> hmmm... I wonder if I could just reduce my payment to $10/mo for basic
> and still get the extended shows. Ok, this is just theoretical, I'm
> not here to rip them off. But, I would think that since I don't have
> an STB, they are not going to go to the trouble of singling out my one
> physical cable and encrypting the other channels so I get exactly the
> basic service..

I have Comcast basic service ($18/mo, 12 channels).  One time a year or so
ago they came and replaced the line between my house and our box because it
was causing trouble in the area.  For a short time I had the extended basic
then they came out and put the filter on the line and it went back to
regular basic.  They do, in face, still single out lines in that way.

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