[mythtv-users] Windows Media Center w/ Cable Card used as MythTV Tuner

Josh White jaw1959 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 14 16:01:37 UTC 2009


On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 10:57 AM, Eric Sharkey <eric at lisaneric.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Dec 13, 2009 at 11:58 PM, Melvin J. Cureton
> <melvincureton at melcrys.com> wrote:
> > Does anyone know if it would be possible to record in MythTV from a Cable
> > Card equipped Windows Media  Center pc?
>
> Lot's of things are possible.  The important question is, is it
> practical?  I'd guess no on this one.
>
> My understanding of why the drivers for these cards are Windows-only
> is that the files generated are DRM'd up the wazoo.  The cable
> companies are so worried about you sharing their content on P2P
> networks that they want to make sure that it's far easier just to
> download the content off a P2P network than it is to get full access
> to the content by purchasing it from them.
>
> Putting together a Windows Media Center PC to avoid needing to
> purchase an HDPVR and rent a STB probably wouldn't save much money
> anyway.
>
> Eric
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But if you already had a Windows Media Center PC...

> But
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