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

Neil Salstrom salstrom at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 23:43:13 UTC 2009

On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 11:40 AM, Eric Sharkey <eric at lisaneric.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 1:07 PM, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 8:23 PM, Neil Salstrom <salstrom at gmail.com> wrote:
>> <SNIP>
>>> Why all the HDHR hate?
>> Ain't no hatin' goin' on here. Just pointing out that at any time
>> Comcast's decisions about encryption can render the product useless to
>> those of us that depend on it to record many cable channels and it
>> *might* be appropriate for one to wait on buying this or ANY similar
>> product.
> FWIW I don't think Comcast has any plans to encrypt broadcast
> channels.  They may be legally prevented from doing so.  Having a
> tuner that can only tune ABC/CBS/NBC/FOX/PBS is certainly less useful
> than what we want, but isn't "useless".
> Eric
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Weren't they trying to get a waiver to allow them to encrypt
*everything* by offering free converter boxes?  At that point we'd be
pretty much hosed for anything cable related but then it can be used
for OTA (if you are in an area you can get reliable signals).

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