[mythtv-users] end of NTSC cable, TWC/Comcast merger--what it means for me

James Miller gajs-f0el at dea.spamcon.org
Tue Jun 14 16:08:11 UTC 2016

On Tue, 14 Jun 2016, James Miller wrote:

> Then there is the issue of the DTA's outputs and my MythTV system's inputs. 
> So far as inputs on my MythTV system, the current options are only what I 
> think they call f-type connectors (a male connector onto which a 
> corresponding female fitting at the end of a length of coaxial cable, 
> threads), and component video. I believe these DTA's come with a wide variety 
> of outputs, though things seem to be moving mostly in the direction of HDMI 
> these days. In any case, were I to get this DTA, how would I get its output 
> into my MythTV? I suppose I'd need to get a new capture card: I currently use 
> 2 HVR-1950's (NTSC/ATSC-capable, plus component in) and 1 K-World UB435-Q. I 
> don't think any of those would be able to handle the digital signal put out 
> by the DTA--whether because of lacking the right physical connectors or being 
> unable to decode the signal, or both. So, am I correct in assuming that I 
> would need to purchase a new capture device in order to use the DTA with my 
> MythTV system?

I neglected to mention that I do have access to a SiliconDust HDHomeRun 
PRIME Cable HDTV--the one that takes an m-card. Could this device with a 
Spectrum-issued m-card installed take the place of a DTA?

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