Digital T.V. Tuner???

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Digital T.V. Tuner???

Postposted on Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:55 pm

Does anyone use a T.V. tuner card in their HTPC that uses a digital cable box, or acts just like the cable box with the channel selections?
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Postposted on Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:22 pm

Being able to do it largely depends on if the signal is QAM or the box has a firewire output.
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Postposted on Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:15 pm

It appears that the digital signal is encrypted - I'm using Rogers Cable - so that rules out anything using unscrambled QAM right?

What would the firewire output enable me to do?

Here is where I got the info: http://www.remotecentral.com/hdtv/rogers.htm
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Postposted on Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:24 pm

Do you have the cable box already? I bet having the model number would help bring some light to the question.
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Postposted on Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:48 pm

The cable box is a SCientific Atlantic Explorer 2000. It has:
- 1 USB port
- 1 coax cable out
- 1 Digital Audio out
- 1 8-pin data port (looks similar to an s-video port)

Here is a link to the box: http://www.sciatl.com/products/consumer ... er2000.htm
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