[mythtv-users] Broadcast flag thrown out
brandon+myth at linuxis.us
Fri May 6 20:17:08 UTC 2005
On Fri, May 06, 2005 at 03:58:41PM -0400, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
> Because I question the availability of HD signals. AFAIU, an HDTV card
> such as those we are talking about in this thread can only receive OTA
> signals. No cable or satellite, etc.
.. They do OTA and Cable (QAM) as long as it's not encrypted QAM.
> Will the OTA distribution of content ever be any better than it is with
> analog and rabbit ears right now where, in anything but the largest
> markets, you get a couple of local channels and perhaps a national (i.e.
> the CBC for those that live in Canada).
>From 11 local OTA stations, I get 27 total HD streams currently, and
that's going up even higher soon. I see a lot more diverse programs and
thanks to MythTV, I don't have to be up at 4:00am to see them.
> networks. Can smaller Canadian cities near larger US ones get the
> content floating over the border the we can with snowy analog channels
> if the wind is blowing right? Somehow I doubt it. Being digital I can
> imagine you need a clear signal or you get no signal at all rather than
> the equivalent of just a snowy analog signal.
Depending on terrain, you can get up to 100+ miles, but 60-70 is really
the most typically.
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