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HDTV storage needs

Dan Ritter <dsr-mzpnVDyJpH4k7aNtvndDlA at> writes:

> On Thu, Oct 02, 2008 at 09:36:34AM -0400, John.Boland-4MWP6VXyifjQT0dZR+AlfA at wrote:
>> you said you have three tuners. what are using for a signal source? I'm
>> just using a splitter and getting the analog signal off my cable (rcn).
>> this limits me to about channel 70 for the two cards.  unfortunately, my
>> backend doesn't have firewire (yet) so that I could tap into the hd
>> cable box.
> RCN doesn't do analog in Waltham any more :(

Yeah, I'm not looking forward to them dropping analog service in
Somerville.  And I'm really POd that they encrypt the OTA HDTV
feeds.  I filed a report with the FCC because I believe that
encrypting the HD feeds violates the FCC must-cary mandate.

> I have an HDHR which gets about 15 channels -- luckily, ones we
> are very likely to watch -- and a FW connection to a STB.
> Changing the FW card made the STB connection less flaky, but I
> still can't manage two STBs at once.

Hmm..  What happens when you put on two STBs?

> -dsr-

-derek, who is considering switching to DirecTV and HD-PVRs
       Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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