[mythtv-users] Current Verizon FIOS experiences

greg pryzby greg at pryzby.org
Wed Dec 16 20:39:04 UTC 2009

According to Jared Wilson, HD-PVR and FiOS STB work well using the IR

I can watch, record, but haven't gotten the IR Blaster on the HD-PVR work

On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 3:32 PM, Dan Wilga <
mythtv-users2 at dwilga-linux1.amherst.edu> wrote:

> At 11:17 AM -0500 12/16/09, Johnny wrote:
>> I think you are referring to the fact that Comcast got a waiver to
>> allow them encrypt their extended basic channels without the use of a
>> cable card. The FCC mandated all cable providers only use cable cards
>> for decryption in set top boxes. Recently when switching to all
>> digital, Comcast had to give their analog subscribers digital set top
>> boxes for free. Since they had to give them out for free they went
>> super cheap and used boxes that can't do the standard encryption so
>> Comcast was having to send everything in the clear. They got a waver
>> to allow them to use another simpler type of encryption that these
>> free boxes can handle. So they are now in the process encrypting all
>> of the the extended basic channels again. This is a separate issue
>> from the OTA broadcast channels. Those are still supposed to be in the
>> clear.
> And, in some markets (like mine), they are providing the SD versions of OTA
> channels in the clear but encrypting the HD versions. Grrr...
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