[mythtv-users] Cable card HD set top box

Tom Bongiorno two.bits.11 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 20:23:08 UTC 2011

On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 4:10 PM, Joe Henley <joehenley at kc.rr.com> wrote:
>> those wont work as stupic TWC marks everyone copy once. TWC should be
>> able to rent you a STB that is only a HD box w/o dvr.
> Well, you're right about TW!  Also, they will rent me the STB, but that
> was the point of my query.  I'd like to find a place to buy one, and not
> pay TW a monthly rental fee.  Any suggestions?
> Thanks!
> Joe Henley
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bhaskins, why are you wary of CC solutions?  Is it because of changes
in copy protection or something else?

None of the CableCard solutions would work any better than a ClearQAM
tuner for TW and MythTV.  Thankfully for me and many others, Comcast
and Verizon are a very different story.

Anyone who purchases a STB or CC runs the risk of their provider
refusing to activate the device or demand that you give it back to
them.  From what I understand, no one can own a STB for Comcast,
Verizon, or TW.  I am not sure where these devices come from.  Maybe
off the back of a truck.  ;)


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