[mythtv-users] Cable or dish

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Fri Dec 17 19:16:34 UTC 2010

On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 12:12:57PM -0700, Mike Gibson wrote:
> Hi, I've been using MythTV for awhile on regular OTA for a while now.
> I'm currently using a pcHDTV HD-5500.  My setup is dead simple now
> with just an antenna plugged into the HD-5500.  I don't record analog
> anything.  It's all digital.
> My wife now wants to get some form of cable, dish, or some paid TV
> service.  I have absolutely no experience with this.  The only time
> I've had cable is when I lived in an apartment and it was provided via
> the "magic plug" on the wall.  I've never dealt with a set top box or
> anything like it.
> So I'm looking for any recommendations on what sort of service to get.
>  We're not picky, just want more channels.  What is going to make this
> process as easy as possible?  I'd like to just be able to unplug the
> antenna and plug in the "magic plug", update my channel setup and be
> off and running.  IR blasters and so forth scare me a bit so I'd like
> to avoid that.  A set top box is ok with me as long as it's easy to

    DTV might have an edge here since there are a number of us that
subscribe to DirecTV and use the USB/serial port to control the 
reciever instead of an IR blaster.


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