[mythtv-users] HDHomeRun PRIME

Eric Sharkey eric at lisaneric.org
Wed Dec 1 18:37:34 UTC 2010

On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 12:07 PM, Jerry Rubinow <jerrymr at gmail.com> wrote:
> The RC flag (redistribution control), when set, tells the cable box it's
> only allowed to output content to protected outputs (i.e. HDMI, firewire) in
> encrypted form, and to unprotected outputs in degraded form.
> The CCI info tells the receiving device how it should treat the data stream.
>  Whether it should allow copies of the stream to be made, once or more, etc.

That's great information, thanks.

What I'm hoping is that the HDHR Prime will be able to communicate
this better to the backend.  Right now, if a firewire tuner attempts
to record a channel that is encrypted in this way, it shows up as
successfully recorded in Watch Recordings but there's nothing actually
there and no indication of this until you try to watch it.  A killer
feature would be the ability to ask the Prime "Can you send us this
program?" and get a yes/no answer and reschedule on another tuner if
the answer is no and for the backend to do all of this in real time.


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