[GTALUG] Rogers Analog lineup [was Re: best choices for tiny mlinux media centre in 2016?]

Tim Tisdall tisdall at gmail.com
Fri Jan 8 10:01:51 UTC 2016

On 8 January 2016 at 07:51, David Collier-Brown <davec-b at rogers.com> wrote:
> I like the fish tank, but switching to encrypted digital instead of plain
> digital is just a scheme to make me retire my MythTV in favor of their tied
> PVR offering.

I think it's a money maker for them...  If I want to get any HD
channels I have to pay an extra $7/month for their HD box otherwise
you get a box that only does SD.  If they didn't encrypt then you
could just plug the cable directly into your TV and get all the HD
channels (though the on-demand wouldn't work).  I find it silly that I
pay for down-sampled SD channels that come for free OTA in 1080p but I
can pay extra to get the full version.

Another funny thing, the on-demand content isn't encrypted.  You can
find what other people are watching on-demand with the digital tuner
in your TV.  The only issue you're at the mercy of them pausing,
rewinding, or stopping whatever they're watching.

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