[mythtv-users] HDHomeRun Prime up for pre-order at Amazon
two.bits.11 at gmail.com
Mon May 2 13:47:34 UTC 2011
On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 9:43 AM, Tom Bongiorno <two.bits.11 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 9:37 AM, Tom Bongiorno <two.bits.11 at gmail.com>wrote:
>> On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 9:28 AM, Brian Long <briandlong at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 6:35 AM, Tom Bongiorno <two.bits.11 at gmail.com>
>>> > Cable content is protected in two ways. Encryption and copy
>>> > The decryption is handles by the cable card and the copy protection is
>>> > handled by the HDHomeRun PRIME. The PRIME's job is to take the
>>> > content from the CableCard, and protect it if need be. Content marked
>>> > copy protection must not be accessible by non-certified software.
>>> There are
>>> > three types of content:
>>> > 1) Unencrypted with no copy protection (exactly the same content as a
>>> > QAM tuner in MythTV)
>>> > 2) Encrypted with no copy protection (exactly the same content as a
>>> > tuner in MythTV)
>>> > 3) Encrypted with copy protection (never gonna happen)
>>> > MythTV can do 1 and 2, but Win7 MC is the only software certified to do
>>> > three.
>>> What about the copy protection flags like copy-once and copy-freely?
>>> I thought the PRIME would allow mythtv to record the
>>> copy-freely-flagged shows but not the copy-once shows? This means
>>> channels that are encrypted and copy-protected copy-freely would be
>>> recordable. Now the question is how to determine which channels or
>>> shows use the copy-freely or copy-once flags.
>>> mythtv-users mailing list
>>> mythtv-users at mythtv.org
>> #1 is not applicable
>> #2 is copy-freely
>> #3 is copy-once
>> Not even Win7 MC can record copy-never content.
> Just to clarify, there are always copy protection flags on all content.
> Clear-QAM content is always marked copy freely. Encrypted content marked
> copy-freely, requires no copy protection. Copy-freely, as in you are free
> to copy as you please because there is no copy protection. Copy-once is
> poorly named, but only Win7 MC can do this.
I guess copy-once does sorta make sense. It probably means that the Win7 MC
box can copy it once to itself and nowhere else. I would consider streaming
it to an extender another copy, but I guess that doesn't count.
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