[mythtv-users] What's the point of MythTV HD?
larry.sanderson at gmail.com
Fri Dec 7 00:30:55 UTC 2007
On Thursday 06 December 2007 07:22:38 pm ryan patterson wrote:
> On Dec 6, 2007 6:30 PM, Tom Dexter <digitalaudiorock at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Dec 6, 2007 5:04 PM, Bob Sully <rcs at malibyte.net> wrote:
> > > > Same here. Unfortunately you're correct though...as long as
> > > > pay TV has been around everyone complains about it, yet nobody
> > > > seems to be able to live without it, thus insuring that nothing
> > > > will change.
> > >
> > > This is all well and good, but if you're in a fringe area like I
> > > am, OTA is not a very good option. Believe me, I'd like to tell
> > > Time Warner
> > Cable
> > > to shove their 5C as far up as it will go, and save $1200/yr in
> > > the process, but then my Myth box would simply become a music
> > > server.
> > >
> > > Bob
> > > --
> > Very true...I'm lucky in that I'm between NY and Philly and can get
> > both using a rotor...awesome for NFL football by the way. It's
> > easy for me to forget how many have a choice between pay TV and
> > none.
> > Having said that, virtually nobody I encounter in this area (where
> > it's a great option) has a clue that you can even get HD TV on an
> > antenna. Most people look at my funny when I describe it. The
> > fact is that, at least around here, the DTV reception is way more
> > reliable than the analog ever was.
> > Tom
> So true. We had a party for the NCAA basketball championship and
> when people saw it was in HD they couldn't beleave that I wasn't
> paying money for the signal. "So your antenna gets it off a
> satellite? No? So this is through the cable company then?" It took
> several minuets to convince some people that TV stations still
> broadcast their signal free of charge.
I had to dig up an old set of rabit ears and take it over to my buddies
to convince him that this was possible. He was thinking of upgrading
to HD directTV just to watch the Redskins in HD... I saved him like
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