[mythtv-users] HDHomeRun Prime

Matt Emmott memmott at gmail.com
Mon May 23 18:16:10 UTC 2011

On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 1:37 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com>wrote:

> On 5/23/2011 13:30, Eric Sharkey wrote:
> > My understanding of the HDHR Prime is that when installed with a cable
> > card, it will refuse to send CCI 0x02 programs to a MythTV backend
> > even if the channel is not encrypted and it could have done so if the
> > cable card had been removed and it had been configured as a standard
> > HDHR.  This is making me rethink the idea that I don't need to have a
> > standard HDHR if I have a Prime.
> That is correct.  Even if a show is broadcast unencrypted, if it is not
> copy-freely, the tuner will refuse to send it to MythTV.  There have
> been issues in the past where exactly this happened.  CableCard users on
> Windows MCE were disrupted mid-recording where their provider
> accidentally enabled copy protection on a broadcast channel.
> http://experts.windows.com/frms/windows_entertainment_and_connected_home/f/115/p/93511/504120.aspx?PageIndex=1
> _______________________________________________

Eek, that's awful. I assume that this is mandated by the CableCard folks, so
SiliconDust isn't allowed to test encrypted-ness (yeah, I know)? They're
forced to just respect the flags?
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