[mythtv-users] W.O.W. commits to unencrypted QAM digital basic

Brian J. Murrell brian at interlinx.bc.ca
Thu Apr 7 10:33:33 UTC 2011

On 11-04-07 12:04 AM, Ronald Frazier wrote:
> a result, last week WOW decided
> to do what Comcast wouldn't...they have reversed their decision and
> said "no encryption".  This means that anybody with a digital QAM
> tuner will be able to capture the entire basic cable lineup...the
> channels from 2 to 99 that you used to be able to get in analog basic.
> This is only for the SD content (480i). This does not apply to their
> HD version of any of the channels (other than the local broadcast
> channels), nor does it extend to the extra channels that are part of
> the "digital basic" package (channels over 100). Still, this is great
> news, and means HDHomerun devices will now be more useful for some of
> us.

Uhm, since its only SD isn't an HDHomerun (~$200) overkill?  I use an
HVR-950Q (~$75) to capture SD clearqam just fine.


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