Talk:Frequently Asked Questions

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I wanted to post my own question to this page, without being so bold as to directly edit the page in case that would be deemed to be improper etiquette.

Can I use MythTV without using my cable companies provided cable box?

Description: when I purchased Digital Cable service from my cable provider that made it clear that the movie channels, On Demand Channels, and Music channels can only be accessed through the receiver box that they rent to me.

If I go with MythTV or any other kind of Home Theater PC I'd like to remove that requirement.


Typically, no. If you have digital cable, the only way to receive the stations is through the receiver box. The good news is, most receiver boxes can be controlled by myth, either via serial, usb, firewire, or an IR Blaster. SOME digital cable users say that they can also receive analog stations off the same cable....but I would expect that number to be dropping as everyone is moving to digital.

This sort of question should probably go on the FAQ page, somebody should add it when we finish the FAQ page

User:Beirdo has a good FAQ list

If you go to, you will find a pretty well started FAQ list. Should we enlist Beirdo to either copy or move his material over here? Or perhaps link back to his site? --Gregturn 05:39, 21 January 2006 (UTC)

Merging to this article (see also Talk:Mythtv Users F A Q)

(brought over from Talk:Official Faq

Baylink, I can begin to manually bring it over if the idea is that the FAQ will end up officially residing here? David, thoughts? Also, is this a FAQ or is it the official documentation, because on it is listed as "Documentation".--Steveadeff 19:35, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

Since Frequently Asked Questions is already cooking, can we focus our energy on that one? I don't know if there is much here that is salvageable. --Gregturn 23:53, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

I like Frequently Asked Questions over Mythtv Users F A Q because it is succinct and already linked to from Main Page. --Gregturn 15:50, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

I've copied most of the questions from Mythtv Users F A Q to here. I took a couple that were more mailing list FAQs than MythTV FAQs and put them on Mailing List etiquette. If you agree with my changes, then you can delete Mythtv Users F A Q. Fishter 22:02, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

Good work, Fishter. I appreciate it. The other page has been converted to a redirect to this page. --Gregturn 00:22, 20 March 2006 (UTC)
No problem, glad I can help. --Fishter 22:51, 20 March 2006 (UTC)