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

Eric Sharkey eric at lisaneric.org
Thu Jul 1 14:25:23 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 10:02 AM, Greg Woods <greg at gregandeva.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-07-01 at 09:22 -0400, Justin Johnson wrote:
>> 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
>> apply.
> In that case, we would need a method to use this interface for channel
> changing. I suspect there are a lot of users like myself who don't
> record over firewire (hardly anything is available that way that I can't
> get OTA) but do depend on firewire for channel changing for an HD-PVR.

You would use the IP interface for channel changing regardless of
whether or not 5C is the technology used to encrypt content.

I'm not aware of any content provider that has mandated the use of any
form of encryption on channel changing commands.


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