[mythtv-users] Digital Cable.
Jay R. Ashworth
jra at baylink.com
Fri Aug 27 12:49:09 EDT 2004
On Fri, Aug 27, 2004 at 11:34:08AM -0500, Ejay Hire wrote:
> As I understand it, Digital cable is MPEG2 streams over DOCSIS. It
> seems kind of silly to decode them, convert them to analog tv, and then
> re-encode them in a capture card. Is it possible to skip the
> decode/analog/reencode step and suck these in directly?
I believe the controlling standard, for those who use it, is SCTE 40,
which is a collection of MPEG-2 TS's over RF. There's some murmuring
on the lists that the pcHDTV 2&3000 cards *might* be massaged into
working on it, but whether your cableco encrypts non-premium channels
is a deal-breaker, and we don't know yet.
There was some traffic here last couple weeks; check the archive.
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