[mythtv-users] Current Verizon FIOS experiences

greg pryzby greg at pryzby.org
Thu Dec 17 21:24:26 UTC 2009

On 12/16/2009 03:39 PM, greg pryzby wrote:
> According to Jared Wilson, HD-PVR and FiOS STB work well using the IR

> Blaster.
> I can watch, record, but haven't gotten the IR Blaster on the HD-PVR
> work yet.
> On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 3:32 PM, Dan Wilga
> <mythtv-users2 at dwilga-linux1.amherst.edu
> <mailto: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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