[mythtv-users] Can Myth 'tune' these 'free' converter boxes?

Johnny Walker johnnyjboss at gmail.com
Tue Dec 1 18:28:43 UTC 2009

>>> > and dual PVR analog tuners that will sooner or later be useless as
>>> > Comcast
>>> > moves analog content to the digital tier (and, in some cases, encrypting
>>> > it
>>> > so that the HDHR is useless as well).
>>> >

> Be careful with your HDHR money. There are enough posts here about
> Comcast starting to encrypt everything that they aren't legally
> required to transmit in the clear so that one of these days soon we
> may only get the OTA channels unencrypted and the HDHR wouldn't any
> longer get Comedy Central, TNT, TBS, etc. While I don't like that idea
> at all I must admit that those channels are services I pay for and if
> Comcast chooses to go the direction of making me use their equipment
> to see them - i.e. rent a STB or give them up - then what can I do
> besides rent STBs or not record them?
> Purchasing a second HDHR is maybe $150. Renting two STBs at $7/month
> is $168 so for the first year it's sort of beak even. Might make sense
> to just live with a few months of STB rental and see how it shakes out
> vs. purchase another HDHR and find that it's worthless 3 months from
> now?

I have the HD-PVR and it's fantastic. Records off the Componant output
of my Time Warner Box. I was going to use Firewire to record but it
turned out very little is unencrypted.

I recommend the HD-PVR - works great.

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