[vdr] [Offtopic] US Television (near Washington D.C.)

Marco Goebenich mg at vierzehn.com
Thu Aug 3 12:34:13 CEST 2006


Hi!

Do you really mean DAVIC, as I read as much manuals as I could get, it 
seems, that DAVIC is a standard for MHP, or digital internet services 
with a back channel over cable modems.
I found DVB-C and OpenCable as the two standards used in the US, and it 
seems that Comcast uses OpenCable, but I'm not sure.

Are there some PC-Tunercards for OpenCable with CI Interface to record 
Comcast's digital programs with pc?
And if which CAM would I need?

Or a completly other direction, if not using vdr, how do americans 
record digital TV with their PCs, as I think of Windows Media Center 
software, or something else.

For me it seems, that only a few people in the US use digital TV.

Regards

Marco


Simon Baxter schrieb:
> DAVIC (not DOCSIS)
>
> And, from what I can tell, it's all proprietarily encrypted
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Marco Göbenich" <mg at vierzehn.com>
> To: "VDR Mailing List" <vdr at linuxtv.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2006 3:00 PM
> Subject: Re: [vdr] [Offtopic] US Television (near Washington D.C.)
>
>
> Hi!
>
> One more question: Does anybody know what format does comcast send his
> digital programs over cable, I saw that they offering some digital
> packages as pay channels.
>
> Regards
>
> Marco
>
>
> Simon Baxter schrieb:
>   
>> I'm using VDR in Bellevue, WA - but only analog with a Hauppauge PVR-150 
>> card.
>>
>> The limited FTA channels in DVB-S (Satellite dish) stopped me buying such 
>> a card.  Also DVB-T won't work as USA doesn't use that standard (ATSC). 
>> Neither will DVB-C as they don't use that either!
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Marco Goebenich" <mg at vierzehn.com>
>> To: "VDR Mailing List" <vdr at linuxtv.org>
>> Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 12:01 AM
>> Subject: Re: [vdr] [Offtopic] US Television (near Washington D.C.)
>>
>>
>> Hi!
>>
>> I won't only watch TV, I planning to use my vdr to record. But what I am
>> asking me, could there most channels recieved digital via (DVB) or are
>> there only analog signals.
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Marco
>>
>>
>> Timothy D. Lenz schrieb:
>>
>>     
>>> I'm not in Washington, but getting channels in the US is basicly the same
>>> everywhere. You need a TV that can work with NTSC signals insted of PAL. 
>>> You
>>> should be able to find some stations with just some "rabbit ear" antenas
>>> that mount on the back of the TV. Or find a radio shack near you and get 
>>> an
>>> antena to put on your roof. The sales man can tell you whcih way to point 
>>> it
>>> and what channel numbers to expect to get. Then flip through the 
>>> channels.
>>> Should at the least have the 3 big old networks, CBS, NBC, and ABC. Don't
>>> know what numbers they will fall on there. For cable you will likly have 
>>> to
>>> subscribe.
>>>
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>> From: "Marco Göbenich" <mg at vierzehn.com>
>>> To: "VDR Mailing List" <vdr at linuxtv.org>
>>> Sent: Monday, July 31, 2006 4:10 AM
>>> Subject: [vdr] [Offtopic] US Television (near Washington D.C.)
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>>>> Hi!
>>>>
>>>> Can somebody located in the US near Washington D.C. tell what US-wide
>>>> tv-channels are broadcasted there, I need to know channels that
>>>> broadcast mainly news/information.
>>>> If you also can tell me how to recieve those channels (in Washington D.C
>>>> via cable/satellite) it would be nice.
>>>>
>>>> Or does anybody know a page where a german can find out how the US tv
>>>> market works with all ist's local stations?
>>>>
>>>> Regards
>>>>
>>>> Marco
>>>>
>>>>
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