[mythtv-users] Myth TY HD, (cable and Satellite)

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Wed Sep 19 19:42:47 UTC 2007


Ryan Steffes wrote:
> 
> It's extremely important to remember that the cable companies are only 
> regulated by the FCC in a very few instances.  All of those involve what 
> they HAVE to provide (local networks, etc), not what they can NOT 
> provide.  The cable companies can and will provide analog only channels 
> for as long as it's financially prudent for them, and as long as the 
> huge majority of televisions in this country do not have digital tuners, 
> and as long as customers react negatively to paying for settop boxes, 
> there will be analog services provided.
> 
When the analog transmission kit gets too old to service cheaply is the time the 
networks will try to push everyone to digital. Having to run and maintain two 
sets of transmission gear isn't cheap.

Mike Perkins



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