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

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Thu Apr 7 17:54:09 UTC 2011

On 4/7/2011 06:33, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
> 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.

When was the HDHR ever $200?  I bought mine on sale for around $120 over 
two years ago.

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