[mythtv-users] Damn you Time Warner

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Tue Apr 8 21:26:24 UTC 2008


Brian Wood wrote:
> On Apr 8, 2008, at 3:02 PM, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
>> DirecTV gets around this by allowing you to hook up an antenna to your
>> STB and tune HD OTA channels with it. I'm not sure if this applies to
>> cable as well. That's not to say they don't carry local HD stations as
>> many satellite companies do, but the OTA Antenna is always an option  
>> on
>> their boxes.
> 
> I've even seen antennas that mount to the satellite dish and can  
> therefore feed the local off-airs down the same coax. This works for  
> stations that are truly "local" (ie: could probably be picked up with  
> rabbit ears) and not for stations requiring a substantial antenna  
> system.
> 
> Around here the cable system's advertising says "get ALL your local  
> stations". I guess this would be valid for those systems where it is  
> actually true, and in markets where the satellite providers do not in  
> fact carry all of the locals.
> 
> Of course the local cable ads also accuse the satellite providers of  
> "aggressively processing" their signals. I guess reducing them to QAM  
> quality doesn't qualify as aggressive enough?
> 
> beww

I've got DirecTV HD installing here on Saturday. I've seen Comcast HD at 
a friend's place and it's TERRIBLE. I'm hoping DirecTV isn't as 
compressed as Comcast. I guess I'll find out.


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