[mythtv-users] My falling out with comcast: they're "banning" direct connections

Scott & Nicole Harris snharris99 at live.com
Fri Sep 14 22:30:10 UTC 2012

>>> The knology tech came out a couple of weeks ago and installed a
>>> cablecard in my hdhr prime, which I bought so I could get rid of the
>>> crappy knology hd dvr/set-top box.
>> I suspect if I had a prime with a cable-card I probably wouldn't have
>> the issues I did.  It's more the stupidity that got me to leave, rather
>> than the technical barriers to make it work [and the $$s I'd have to
>> spend to make it work when it *was working*].

>To be fair, Comcast does has a legitimate problem with theft of
>service.  Even here on this list we've seen people practically
>bragging about how they get free TV by only signing up for internet
>access.  These are the people who are ruining it for everyone.  Now
>that cable card technology is widely available and not particularly
>expensive, I don't blame them at all for wanting to encrypt

There's no theft there.  Comcast is well aware that most people with 
"internet only" are also plugging in the cable into their tvs.  That's why 
"internet only" is $50 / month and "internet bundled with tv" is $35 (or 
what ever the actual prices may be). 

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