[mythtv-users] DirecTV HD and MythTV?

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Thu Sep 13 16:18:58 UTC 2007


On Sep 13, 2007, at 9:14 AM, Brian Walter wrote:

> Rich West wrote:
>> I was approached at the office to build a PVR system to be  
>> integrated in
>> to our new Ops center (displaying CNN or whatever on one of the 10
>> screens, and recording showings when their prominent scientists  
>> are on
>> the air).  Because of certain requirements, they are going with  
>> DirecTV
>> and they want HD.  They approached me because I do some of this (just
>> not HD) personally...
>>
>> So.... are they any success stories with DirecTV customers using  
>> MythTV
>> with DirecTV's HD service?
>>
>> Thanks!
>> -Rich
>>
> The only thing I've seen mentioned with DirecTV and HD, is to use  
> one of
> the hacked STB's available from a couple of sources.  Without these
> modifications, I don't believe there is any way to get HD from DTV...
>
> Brian

Yes, the FCC seems to have forgotten that cable is not the only  
player in town. They made it clear that HD over Firewire must be made  
available with cable but have no such mention for any other type of  
television service.


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