[mythtv-users] SF Bay Comcast Analog Armageddon Has Begun

Matt W mwood23 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 22:29:15 UTC 2009

On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 11:31 AM, Kirk Bocek <t004 at kbocek.com> wrote:
> I've seen conflicting reports regarding Comcast's future ability to encrypt or
> somehow encode those channels while still using the freebie digital adapter
> boxes they provide. Anybody have any updates?

we went through this a few months back in SF 94110.  So far, digital
working fine with my digital tuner card.  But now that the FCC has
rolled over (yet again) and decided cable companies can encrypt
'premium basic' or whatever you call it, I don't expect the party to

I don't like the idea of having to use the analog cable out from the
STB, and setting up IR blasting, or worse the composite video cable.
So I think when the hammer drops, I'm going to cancel Comcast and just
go OTA.  Sure I'll miss having the convenience of channels like
Discovery, Bravo, A&E and some of the decent programming they have.
But I can get the shows from other sources.  And I'll be saving ~$70 a

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