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Hi All, Looking at buying a system with a tv tuner but I had a question. With all tv going digital these days, most, if not all, encrypted, are these ...
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    Hi All,

    Looking at buying a system with a tv tuner but I had a question. With all tv going digital these days, most, if not all, encrypted, are these tuners even useful any more? I was hoping to set up a myth setup but we have ATT Uverse and it looks like pc won't handle it because of details that I don't understand. Other service in my area is dish network, dishtv, cox and time warner. Any thoughts? Thanks all
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    Some of these cards support broadcast digital signals. Check the board make/model to be sure. In any case, in the US all broadcast is digital - and unencrypted. Only cable providers will encrypt the signal, which is why you need one of those annoying set-top boxes for cable.

    As for Uverse, don't waste your $$. Just my opinion.
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    Yeah Uverse is the cheapest for what we need in the house. 4 streams, all channels basically for $149 a month, tv in three rooms. Going through time warner this would clear $200 easy so our options are limited
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