[mythtv-users] Fwd: Recording via Firewire on DCT6412

moodyjunk at frontiernet.net moodyjunk at frontiernet.net
Tue Jun 23 13:13:38 UTC 2009

Comcast reports that 5C encoding is by a program to program basis and not a channel basis, so I'm back to not knowing if I have a 5C protected program or not to setup the firewire support.


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Sent: Monday, June 22, 2009 8:43:42 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Recording via Firewire on DCT6412

>are you sure you have your stb tuned to a non 5C channel?  i would >first
>test on a HD local channel.  Such as ABC or CBS.

I am begining to be concerned that my STB may output ONLY 5C channels.  I currently record clear QAM channels 2-13 via HD5500 on channels such as 2-1, 4-1, etc.  However, my STB doesn't allow any way of entering such channel numbers, so I don't know of anyway to prove that the STB is tuning non-5C channels. 

Is there any way to prove one way or the other if a particular channel is 5C protected or not? 

>Also try unplugging stb from power, turn pc off. > let box power >up, plug in
>firewire and then boot pc and retry.

I tried this sequence to no avail.  Thanks for the ideas.

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