[mythtv-users] FCC releases CableCard changes

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Fri Oct 15 19:45:14 UTC 2010

On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 3:43 PM, Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 3:39 PM, Phil Bridges <gravityhammer at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 3:37 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com> wrote:
>>> On 10/15/2010 15:25, Phil Bridges wrote:
>>>> Anybody care to pontificate on how this affects a MythTV / CableCard
>>>> collaboration?
>>> None at all.  The release deals with the availability, pricing, and
>>> installation of customer owned CableCard hardware.  It makes no mention on
>>> access restrictions on content made available through CableCard devices.
>>> You'll be able to lease a card, and have a tech that is properly trained on
>>> how to install it, but you're still going to be limited to the 'copy freely'
>>> content.
>> As it is, I'd be happy to get a 3- or 4-tuner Linux-compatible
>> CableCard box that could tune "copy freely" content.
> except nothing will be set to "copy freely"...

Not in my case.

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