Originally Posted by Sammy2
Uverse can do wireless receivers because their signal is compressed crap. The signals that CableCos give you and the distribution of that signal requires wired ethernet.
Everytime I mention this I get flamed because it doesn't work for everyone, but I live in an apartment. Someone lives above and below, and it's not wired for ethernet. Powerline adapters were not cheap, and I was not confident that I could properly configure all the coax outlets I needed for MoCA. I read another user on here getting 1080p wireless with a Linksys WET 610N
I had recently purchased a pretty high performance router anyway (Linksys E4200), so I thought it was worth a shot. Its been rock solid for me, I've always left the wet610n on it's own non-broadcast 5 GHz band and everything else uses the 2.4GHz mixed mode broadcast SSID for wireless.
I've been playing around with XBMC on my Nexus 7, and last night I tried using the NPVR addon with the latest stable Frodo release. IT WORKED!!! It was kind of interesting to watch live tv on the Nexus, but it didn't de-interlace 1080i so the PQ was not so great. Most Comcast HD channels are 1080i with AC3 5.1 audio. I didn't watch for very long, but I'm not going to call it rock solid yet. I've been testing everything and wanting to re-write the guide in my signature for a while, but I can already see a lot of improvement in playback and stability. It's not to WMC level of stability yet, but I've already made those trade-offs
I leave the N7 on the 2.4 band . . .
For the OP, Sammy and I have discussed cablecard tuners and options a bunch of times before. Essentially, you're at the whim of the cableco. I have comcast, and everything I subscribe to is Copy Freely (0x00 CCI Flag
) Sammy's provider (Charter) marks the same content I subscribe to as Copy-Once (0x02) and so does Time Warner. However, for HBO, Showtime, etc, Comcast also marks these as 0x02
The only provider I'd ever heard of marking movie channels 0x00 was Fios, and if you check the Tivo forums there are several markets where Fios has started marking things 0x02
If you're looking at 0x02 subscriptions, you have 3 current choices. Rent your providers boxes, buy and pay licensing for a Tivo, or use WMC. Silicondust is testing and rumored to deploy a different solution where you could use DLNA certified devices that support DTCP-IP to view your 0x02 channels. None of the options are really cheap, for me I just stick to HD cable with no movie channels. I've purchased a lot of movies and tv series that I would have watched on HBO otherwise (Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones) and I feel like I spent a lot less in the long run