[mythtv-users] MythTV on a laptop
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Nov 30 17:57:42 UTC 2011
On 11/30/2011 08:00 AM, Eric Sharkey wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 7:14 AM, Alex Feldman<grizdog at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'd like to get at least one unit
>> that handles encrypted signals just to try it out.
> There are basically three methods for doing decryption.
> 1. Use a cable card tuner (HD HomeRun Prime, Ceton InfiniTV, or
> Hauppauge WinTV-DCR-2650). These cost more and require a cable card
> rental. They're also new and support for them is still evolving, but
> are quite usable. For mythTV, this requires that the cable company
> sets the copy control byte in the broadcast to copy-freely (0).
> 2. Use a cable company provided Set Top Box connected to your
> backend via firewire. This requires an HD STB rental, and that your
> backend supports firewire. This also requires that the cable company
> does not use restrictive copy control settings.
> 3. Use a cable company provided Set Top Box connected to your
> backend via analog video. For HD, this means the Hauppauge HDPVR
> (1212). For SD, this can be a lower end tuner such as a PVR 150.
> This method works regardless of the copy control settings enforced by
> the cable provider.
Don't know if anyone else has posted this, but
http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Recording_Digital_Cable has a nice summary of
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