[mythtv-users] Maybe a slightly different usage model for Myth with DirecTV encrypted HD?

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Tue May 25 04:51:27 UTC 2010

On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 7:28 PM, John P Poet <jppoet at gmail.com> wrote:
>> So it's my understanding that if the channels are encrypted that the HD-PVR
>> really doesn't do what you suggest above. I must be misinformed. Are you
>> saying that the HD-PVR removes all forms of copy protection from encrypted
>> programs?
> There is no copy protection to remove.
>>Or are you suggestion that an STB cannot place any
>> encryption/copy protection on a composite output and that's why it works?
> Right.  I assumed you had read the HD-PVR wiki page, and knew all this.

No point since I'm not going to spend $400 to get it.

>> Anyway, the HD-PVR isn't a solution for me. It's too expensive and I'm not
>> going to spend my money that way and be left to deal with all the problems
>> of running all that hardware. I'm sure it's a great product, as is the HDHR,
>> it's just not for me at this time. But I am certainly NOT trying to impugn the
>> device. However at $204/channel at NewEgg it's certainly not cheap.
> Admittedly, It would take a while to recoup to cost compared to the
> extra money you are paying Directv for their dvr service.  For my
> money, though, the price was worth it to get a system which functions
> the way *I* want.
> John


I don't pay ANYTHING to get DirecTV's DVR service. It's just part of
the HD package I got. No additional costs.

- Mark

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