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MythTV/Comcast going all digital TV in Cambridge [OT]

On Jul 1, 2009, at 12:20 PM, Derek Atkins <warlord-DPNOqEs/LNQ at> wrote:

> Quoting Jarod Wilson <jarod-ajLrJawYSntWk0Htik3J/w at>:
>> On 07/01/2009 12:25 AM, Randy Cole wrote:
>>> Since we know Comcrass and RCN are scrambling QAM, does FIOS  
>>> broadcast
>>> in clear QAM?
>> Some channels, yes. All the over-the-air stuff and a mish-mash of  
>> other
>> stuff (most of which I don't care about). Most of the good stuff that
>> isn't over-the-air is encrypted QAM. But of that, at least half of it
>> comes off the firewire port on my cable box unencrypted.
> Do they encrypt the OTA HD channels?

No, those are all clear off firewire toi.

> And what half doesn't come off the firewire unencrypted?

I don't think any standard def stuff comes off the firewire port, and  
the hdtv versions of usa, espn, tnt and a few others don't either, but  
hdtv sci-fi, discovery, natgeo, history, hbo, showtime, etc all come  
off unencrypted.


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