[mythtv-users] Firewire or capture card?

steve networks1 at cox.net
Thu Dec 24 19:32:03 UTC 2009

It's even worse than I thought, then :-/  Yes you would think that since we are paying (a lot) for the cable signal we'd be able to use it.  

Has anyone else had this problem with blocked channels, especially on Cox Arizona (my provider) through a SA3250HD?  

On the wiki (http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Firewire_Cable_Box_Compatibility) andreasch says he's getting SD and OTA HD channels but no premium.  But another Cox subscriber in Hampton Roads says he's getting premium channels except Comedy Central.  I don't get why Cox would block here but not there...

>-----Original Message-----
>From: bhaskins at chartermi.net [mailto:bhaskins at chartermi.net] 
>Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2009 11:38 AM
>To: Discussion about mythtv
>Cc: steve
>Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Firewire or capture card?
>In my experience, FireWire is a dream on the very few channels that are
>not blocked which can often can include even ABC and PBS.
>Plus, if I happen to mis-type a channel and land on one that that will not lock,
>the system locks up and it takes a lot of keystrokes to get it going again.
>The idiotic greed of a few vested interests that like the Bill/Steve brothers are determined 
>to suck out every last penny will in the long run just drive their customers elsewhere.
>It is a damn shame, it could be the ideal video capture system.

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