[mythtv-users] Firewire stopped working...cable-co issue or local config?

Bob Sully rcs at malibyte.net
Sat Jan 20 19:32:42 UTC 2007

John P Poet wrote:
> On 1/20/07, Bob Sully <rcs at malibyte.net> wrote:
>> Hey all -
>> I no longer seem to be able to get anything off the firewire port on my
>> DCT-6200.  I can still change the channel over firewire with 6200ch, but
>> that's it.

> Yup.  Kiss your ability to record firewire good-bye.  That happened to me
> on January 4th.  The cable company started 5C encrypting everything.  The
> result is the exact behavior you are describing.
> John


The cable company has just joined the Axis of Evil, otherwise composed of
insurance companies, certain lawyers, politicians, and used-car salesmen.

Why would they do this?  The same channels were encrypted on the firewire
output as on the raw cable.  It p*ss*s me off, though, because I can no
longer record two ATSC channels at once.


Bob Sully - Simi Valley, California, USA

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