[mythtv-users] HDHomeRun Prime

Rod Smith mythtv at rodsbooks.com
Wed May 18 16:07:55 UTC 2011

On 05/18/2011 09:17 AM, jr wrote:
> It looks like the HDHR Prime will be wonderful for those of us with
> access to copy freely broadcasts.  I am on Time-Warner in the Triad of
> NC, so I am probably out of luck in that regard, but would like to
> know for sure. I currently have a cable box (hooked up to an HDPVR and
> controlled via IR).  Is there a quick and dirty method by which I can
> discover the list of copy freely channels?  Or is the flag set on a
> show by show basis?

Eric Sharkey posted the following to the list on 5/2. It should answer 
your question IF you've got a Motorola box. It worked as claimed on my 
DCH3200. It also worked via the remote control, FWIW.

> If you have a Motorola based STB you can enter diagnostic mode
> (usually by pushing the power button to turn the box off, then pushing
> select or ok on the front panel a couple of times within two seconds
> of pushing the power button).  That will bring up a menu.  Option "d06
> Current Channel Status" will show information about the current
> channel, including the copy control information "CCI" which will have
> hexadecimal values which can be interpreted as described here:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copy_Control_Information

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