[mythtv-users] How to best deal with Comcast's "Improved" Lineup?

mythtv at derdev.com mythtv at derdev.com
Sun Jul 11 16:20:53 UTC 2010

On Sun, 11 Jul 2010 10:09:42 -0600, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Sunday, July 11, 2010 10:01:06 am Craig Huff wrote:
>> On Sun, Jul 11, 2010 at 10:43 AM, Craig Huff <huffcslists at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > snip...
>> Oh, yeah, forgot that encrypted channels may be involved, but I don't
>> know whether or not the "lost" channels *will* or *may* be encrypted,
>> and didn't mention where I am in case someone else has authoritative
>> details about the local Comcast lineup -- McHenry, IL, 60050.
>> Here's the complete list of channels that went digital only:
>> Lifetime
>> TLC
>> E!
>> TNT
>> Weather Channel
>> Travel Channel
>> Food Channel (Big negative on the WAF!)
>> TruTV
>> Animal Planet
>> Versus (and with the Tour de France in progress!!!)
>> AMC
> I think you have to assume that everything except local OTAs and home
> shopping junk will be encrypted, with the possible 
> exception of local origination programming.
> The pretty well means the HD-PVR is the only solution, unless you can
> firewire working.
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In Lisle (60532) only the Digital OTAs are available unencrypted on
Comcast Digital Starter (or digital expanded cable).
You can use IR emitters/LIRC to control STBs as issued by Comcast to
capture SD broadcast. 

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