[mythtv-users] OT: RCN cable opinions?

Patrick Davila pdavila at thelinuxlink.net
Fri Feb 20 16:49:36 UTC 2009

I've been subscribed to RCN (in the Lehigh Valley) for the last several
years. They're not bad compared to some of the other providers out there.
They keep a large portion (maybe 60%-70%) of their channels unencrypted so
you can capture shows  with a QAM card or via firewire. They also maintain
an analog feed for the basic channels (below 100). The biggest gripe I
have with them is that they charge a monthly rental fee for the cable
boxes while the satellite providers basically give away their equipment.
Their cable modem service is decent. I can get up to 20 down/2 up with
them if I so choose. They do block port 80 unless you get a "business
account" but that's not a big deal as you can see by my blog address.


http://tllts.org/ - The Linux Link Tech Show
http://pdavila.homelinux.org:8080/blog/ - My blog

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