[mythtv-users] Current Verizon FIOS experiences

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Thu Dec 17 21:34:12 UTC 2009

On Dec 17, 2009, at 4:24 PM, greg pryzby wrote:

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

Close enough, I'm not picky. Its been getting mis-spelled for the better part of my life anyway.

One clarification: I do indeed have the IR part on the HDPVR working just fine, but I don't actually use it in my "production" setup.

I'm actually thinking of deploying it here in the office, tied to one of our sat boxes, so I can watch mid-week afternoon (Eastern US time) English Premiere League games at my desk... :)

>> 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...

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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