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

Fred Squires fsquires at gmail.com
Tue Dec 1 22:47:25 UTC 2009

On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 5:20 PM, Eric Sharkey <eric at lisaneric.org> wrote:
> 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...
> Eric

No, the ideal solution would be for Comcast to send all the channels I
pay for in clear QAM.
I know it's not going to happen but that's what they should do.

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