[mythtv-users] Digital Cable newbie questions
TwoOneSix at thatclothingco.com
Wed Apr 11 16:24:49 UTC 2007
> On 4/11/07, Josh <TwoOneSix at thatclothingco.com> wrote:
>> Douglas Hitchcock wrote:
>>> Until now I've used only analog cable, to make my life simple. Now
>>> Comcast is forcing digital on me, and I'm kind of annoyed.
>>> They tell me they're giving me a DCT 700 converter box, and I have no
>>> other choice. Does anyone use a DCT 700 successfully and happily?
>>> I have dual tuners, a pvr250 and a pvr350, and a normal 4:3 tv.
>>> So I guess I need two converter boxes?
>>> That means I need two IR blasters?
>>> I have a microATX case with only one serial port, will the dual head
>>> one from http://www.irblaster.info/ work? I thought I read somewhere
>>> about it had to be different kinds of boxes.
>>> I think that's it, thanks for indulging a digital cable newbie. I've
>>> searched and read but, I am still confused, I've been willfully
>>> ignorant of these things until now and am trying to decide if I'm
>>> ready to learn, or switch cable companies :)
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>>> mythtv-users at mythtv.org
>> I wouldn't be too dedicated to switching cable companies since
>> everyone's gonna be required to have digital cable by 2/17/2009. It's
>> going to be a slight PITA to get the digital boxes setup, but it will
>> all work out in the end.
> FYI - the Cable companies are under no obligation to push all their
> content out digitally. The mandate is for any public broadcast
> OVER-THE-AIR (OTA) to stop broadcasting analog by that date. After
> that date, if the cable companies want to continue to send an analog
> signal, they are under no mandate by the FCC to stop.
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I'm on DirecTV so I didn't put too much effort into my research.
Probably shouldn't' have posted unless I had a solution. For a moment I
thought I was posting to /. :-)
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