[mythtv-users] Having serious signal quality issues with HDHR
voidtrance at comcast.net
Sat Jan 23 18:10:33 UTC 2010
On Fri, 22 Jan 2010 20:55:28 -0800
Mitko Haralanov <voidtrance at comcast.net> wrote:
> I am using an HDHR to tune the ClearQAM of my Extended Basic cable in
> San Jose, CA. Recently, I found out that a lot of the channels are
> getting very poor signal quality (no sound, serious pixalization). The
> problem does not happen on all channels with the same tuner just some
> (but enough). MythTV reports 84% signal quality and has no problems
> getting locks but the quality is horrible.
After doing some more digging with my TV's tuner and calling Comcast, I
think I have figured out what is going on:
Comcast is encrypting their channels. If the cable is connected
directly to the TV, USA-W is horribly pixalated and there is not sound.
If I connect the little DTA box, the picture and sound are perfect. The
Comcast agent told me that they have been encrypting their channels.
How are people dealing with this issue?
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