[mythtv-users] The demise of analog cable...
beww at beww.org
Sun Mar 11 17:03:08 UTC 2007
On Mar 11, 2007, at 10:59 AM, Larry K wrote:
> I heard that my cable company (Comcast), as well as most others,
> are in the process of phasing out analog cable with the intent to
> support only digital cable. Since so may of us depend on PVR
> capture cards and analog cable, it looks like we are pretty much
> screwed, unless I missed something. Firewire capture seems flaky
> at best, and when it does work, we are at the mercy of the cable
> company to leave the content unencrypted. There is always OTA HD
> capture, but that just delivers a handful of channels.
> Is the day coming when we will have to scrap our Myth boxes and use
> those crappy DVRs provided by the cable companies?
You could of course use a plain-jane STB without DVR capability, but
multiple systems with 4 or 5 PVRs could get expensive and very messy.
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