[mythtv-users] Comcast bricked my HDHR above 33 - Los Gatos - 95032

Bob Sully rcs at malibyte.net
Wed Apr 21 23:00:06 UTC 2010

> Message: 20
> Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 15:26:08 -0700
> From: Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com>
> Just reporting in.
> Looks like Comcast converted everything in Los Gatos (SF Bay Area)
> above channel 33 last night to encrypted. So far as I can tell only my
> low channels got recorded last night, everything above channel 33
> didn't record. I've reset everything by hand today but none of it
> works recording above 33. Myth Live TV only works up to channel 33.
> Nothing else seems to play. Live TV says 96% signal strendth on
> Channel 63 (Comedy Central here) and lists the program but nothing
> starts playing. The channels af course work on the STB.
> Called them on the phone and got tech support who basically said "Yes
> & tough luck. Use our DVR or don't plan on recording anything."
> Granted, I can still record the OTA stuff which is good, and Hulu gets
> some of what we'll miss. I can look into another DTA or two and follow
> along with the work others have done here recently making them work
> which I'm thankful for.
> Looks like life just got more difficult, and likely a bit more expensive.
> Cheers,
> Mark


Solution (at least a partial one, as you can only record one show at a
time): HD-PVR (since you need the STB anyway).

Good luck.
Bob Sully - Simi Valley, California, USA

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