[mythtv-users] To survive the switch to digital...
markknecht at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 19:42:33 UTC 2008
If your Comcast loop is like my Comcast loop then what you can
record on Feb. 16th before the change will be the same on Feb. 17th
after the change.
The longer term issue for me is that Comcast is likely going to
reduce the number of channels they provide using analog which will
mean over time I can record less and less. How long will it take until
what's available on the analog side is no longer acceptable? I have no
On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 11:13 AM, Nick Ellson <grimm at nickellson.com> wrote:
> I understood the changes just as you described. I knew I was not linked to
> the OTA changes that teh FCC requires of broadcast stations. I am saying
> that my local Comcast loop is ALSO planning their switch in this area for
> around that same time... and it is THAT change I want to cope with :)
> Nick Ellson
> CCIE# 20018
> MCSE 2000, Security+, Network+
> Network Hobbyist, VFR Private Pilot.
> On Mon, 1 Dec 2008, VCRAddict wrote:
>> At 20:07:41 11/30/08 -0800, Nick Ellson <grimm at nickellson.com> wrote:
>> > I want to understand what I am up against with the switch to Digital.
>> Exactly *which* "switch to Digital" are you referring to?
>> The much-talked-about-lately "DTV Transition" which is set to take effect
>> on 2/17/09 is *purely* a matter of over-the-air broadcasting. As such, it
>> has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with -- or impact upon -- users of
>> cable/satellite TV services such as Comcast. So, as long as you're happy
>> with your current "basic cable"/PVR-500 setup, this "non-event" does NOT
>> give you any reason to change it.
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