[mythtv-users] CableCard Chain.

Ben Kamen bkamen at benjammin.net
Wed Jul 25 14:09:49 UTC 2012

On 2012-07-25 8:32 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> And, FWIW, I currently have only OTA TV.  Any cable-only shows that are worth watching, I buy on DVD, and doing so is significantly cheaper than paying a cable TV subscription to get a license to view those shows, and in the end, I actually own DVD media with the shows rather than a fair-use exemption allowing me to time-shift (not archive forever) some recorded shows.

I'm "OTA Only" on my Cable hookup because I have internet service and they just tossed it in.

If I had DSL, I would just be OTA via antenna.

> A lot of my (well-educated, believe it or not) friends actually believe I'm stealing TV because I don't pay for cable or satellite service.  They grew up in families that never had OTA systems, so they think TV is something that comes from the cable company.  When I try to explain that local broadcasters actually send a signal over the air for anyone who can receive it to watch, they have no idea what I'm talking about...

(Present arm. Slap forehead)



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