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

Mike Chinander chinander at gmail.com
Tue Jun 14 18:11:15 UTC 2016

You have to be careful with terminology. It's not the encryption that
prevents people from using MythTV (and an appropriate tuner) with TWC but
the copy protection. All my channels (except maybe the locals) are also
encrypted, but I can still record most of them with an HDHomeRun Prime
tuner and a rented CableCard from Comcast. The channels I can't record are
the premium channels (e.g., HBO, etc.) that are flagged as copy-protected
(which TWC applies to all channels).


On Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 12:48 PM, Jack McGee <jack at greendesk.net> wrote:

> On 06/14/2016 09:47 AM, Gary Buhrmaster wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 1:59 PM, James Miller <gajs-f0el at dea.spamcon.org>
>> wrote:
>> ....
>>> One of the wrinkles is that, right as this switchover to all digital is
>>> happening, I get news that the TWC/Comcast merger is going through
>> It is Charter, not Comcast that purchased TWC (Comcast
>> was prevented from acquiring TWC by FCC and Justice).
>> Charter in Fort Worth moved to all digital encrypted to set top box.  The
> only way to record that content is component out of the Scientific Atlantic
> box they gave me.  (which works flawlessly with firewire channel changing!)
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