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

Eric Sharkey eric at lisaneric.org
Tue Dec 1 22:20:55 UTC 2009

On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 5:07 PM, Johnny Walker <johnnyjboss at gmail.com> wrote:
>> It's all a question of you goals - if it's important to you to be able
>> to record cable channels in HD other than the ten or twelve ClearQAM
>> channels that are normally available unencrypted, you don't have much
>> choice other than the HD-PVR or FIrewire.
> I agree on the cost and mess of all these boxes - but even Firewire
> was not an option for me. So few channels would tune on that method I
> just gave up.

The ideal solution is to use an HDHR to tune and record the encrypted
channel, which could then be decrypted on the mythtv box using keys
acquired from a key server provided by the cable provider (after
authentication as a valid customer).

Ok, you can all stop laughing now...


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