HTPC enthusiasts, listen up. TheDigitalMediaZone broke some pretty exciting news Sunday afternoon.
The first of this is important to SageTV, MythTV and many other HTPC software users because it partially opens up CableCARD to non-Microsoft MediaCenter software. I’ve been hearing talk of this for a while from different people, so it’s not a total surprise – except I didn’t expect it so soon.
“What this means is that other HTPC software will be able to utilize CableCard tuners for Copy Freely content. While this won’t get you HBO or Showtime in SageTV or Myth, it will get you any content that your cable company has not flagged with copy restrictions.”