[mythtv-users] MythTV and digital cable service
rohit.chaudhri at gmail.com
Mon Sep 22 01:36:28 UTC 2008
On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 6:19 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> Rohit Chaudhri wrote:
> Only the unencrypted ones, which in most markets is only the off-airs
> and perhaps things like CSPAN.
> Essentially, if you need an STB to receive it, you will need an STB to
> record it with MythTV, unless it is analog.
Thanks for your response! So if I have digital cable service and my setup is
Will MythTV record the subscribed, encrypted digital channels too? I'm
guessing that even without an intermediate MythTV box, the STB would decrypt
the signal before sending it off to the TV for playback? Hence an
intermediate box like MythTV should be able to record the unencrypted signal
for playback at a later time.
> You will be able to receive analog cable channels with Myth, as long as
> the cable system continues to transmit them. While those broadcasts
> might go away eventually I don't think any system will stop them in
> 2/09, the public outcry would be just too much. At least in my market,
> the cable system is running ads proclaiming that your analog TV will
> continue to work as long as you are connected to cable.
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