[mythtv-users] Firewire no longer required on HD STBs

Justin Johnson justin.johnson3 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 1 13:22:12 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 4:21 PM, Eric Sharkey <eric at lisaneric.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 3:54 PM, Gabe Rubin <gaberubin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> My understanding is that the content that comes out of firewire is not
>> encrypted, so the tv has no need to decrypt it.
> This is incorrect.  See Wikipedia:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Transmission_Content_Protection
> Eric

According to that wiki, 5C has been extended to other interfaces,
including TCP/IP. Could that be the means by which the cable companies
will secure their content in these new systems? If so, (seems likely
to me, at least) then perhaps this won't be such a change for mythtv
after all. Sure the interface will change, but all the same rules will

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