Cable Modem I-net Connection and Viewing Cable TV
Can you somehow view Cable TV programming on a PC if it's connected to the internet via a cable modem? If so, is that legal? (I *do* legally subscribe to both digital cable as well as high-speed internet services.)
Can you not just connect the decoder box to your TV card instead of a telly?
I do it all the time. Use a splitter to split the signal before the cable modem, and run the second cable to a TV-PC card.
My guess is that Bob is being polite, and what he's really asking is whether a cable modem can receive, and then software can demodulate, the digital cable signal for digital channels. I, too, have digital cable, and a cable modem, and have wondered the same thing, but would guess that the digital TV channels are encoded on entirely different frequency ranges.
Sure, it sounds similar to the telephone lines & DSL. Telephones run on frequencies up to around 20khz (the upper limit of human hearing), and the DSL runs above that. You put filters on all the regular phones to prevent the two from interfering with each other - noise that gets into the phone that's above 20khz, and artifacts of the digital noise that can disturb your phone calls.
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