[mythtv-users] Silly Question
ashu.desai at gmail.com
Tue Apr 3 19:35:12 UTC 2012
I agree with Raymond, that as far as Myth goes, recording via the Cable vs
Satellite connection is preferable. I however have 3 mo left in my
Satellite contract, so I can't get rid of the Satellite. I have been paying
Cable without the cable box, so basically I can't see any channels directly
from the TV since I don't have their cable box. I also heard that Comast HD
is a "fake" HD - I am assuming that they are using way lower bit-rates than
But essentially, in 3 months I am thinking of upgrading to Comcast Cable -
At this point, since I am left with Satellite for next 3 mo, I just think
it makes more sense to disconnect Comcast till I get more flexibility.
I also want to thank Gary for the in-depth explanation of what it means by
disconnecting the cable connection. I think I might just have to suck it up
and not have a recording for the next 3 odd months till I get the Cable
reinstated - recording Satellite on Myth is a PITA, not to mention I don't
even know how to do it.
Thanks to all that answered. Appreciate it.
On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 1:46 PM, R. G. Newbury <newbury at mandamus.org> wrote:
> On 04/03/2012 02:38 PM, Raymond Wagner wrote:
>> On 4/3/2012 13:13, A Desai wrote:
>>> Basically that means that if I disconnect my basic cable from Comcast,
>>> I will either need a OTA antenna or record via satellite. Since I have
>>> both comcast basic and satellite, I wanted to get rid of Comcast
>>> basic. Seems like I will have to redo my setup if I want to keep using
>>> Myth instead of the satellite DVRs.
>> If you want to use MythTV instead of hardware DVRs from your content
>> provider, you would be much much better off dropping satellite and
>> upgrading your Comcast service. Recording satellite means a separate STB
>> rental for each channel you want to simultaneously record, an analog
>> capture input for each STB (~$25 for SD, $190 for HD), a error prone IR
>> blasting for channel changing. Recording Comcast means a cablecard tuner
>> ($110 for two channels, $200 for four), a single M-card rental at a
>> couple dollars per month, and no STB rental.
> Ahh if only it were that simple in Canada. Rogers 'support' personel do
> not know the meaning of the phrase 'cable card'. They think that it is some
> sort of gift subscription that you would have received for your
> R. Geoffrey Newbury
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