said by dishrich: said by bonbonbonbon :
are there going to be ANY workarounds that you know of (besides buying the new tuner)? a way to get the encrypted data somehow?
Other than involving a CableCard, DTA or digital box, NO!
But you DO realize that if you are a (legit) limited basic sub, you CAN get up to 3 HD-DTA's FREE. If your current tuner works on analog signals, about the only thing you could do, would be to run the RF/coax output from the DTA, into the tuner card - but you would have to leave it tuned to ch 3/4; you would then have to do all your channel changing thru the DTA, which would make the DVR part almost useless.
Only other other suggestion would be to go with an OTA/ATSC tuner card & antenna.
said by bonbonbonbon :Looks like some areas of Seattle have just had their Limited Basic channels encrypted: »
we get limited basic bundled together with our internet service thru comcast, so we are paying for it. most of the stations are the ones that are available for free over the air - like fox and nbc.
what I meant by "free" dvr is that it's not TiVo or some other service that you have to pay a monthly service for. I really think that if we are paying for our cable, we should be able to record it for free.