[mythtv-users] HDHR Prime Success Update

Kirk Bocek t004 at kbocek.com
Fri Oct 14 15:13:33 UTC 2011

On 10/14/2011 5:10 AM, Ronald Frazier wrote:
> How long have you had your HDHR Prime working? I'm using a Ceton card
> and I have have WOW instead of comcast, but I originally had an issue
> where everything worked perfectly for exactly 30 days after I
> activated my cablecard, and then all my channels (except the clear QAM
> ones) started reporting that I wasn't subscribed. The way cablecards
> work is that they are supposed to periodically receive an update
> called an EMM from the cable company indicating which channels you are
> subscribed to. The EMM has a set timeout period, and if another EMM
> update isn't received by then, you lose all of your subscribed
> channels. In my case, it turned out that the cable company chose 30
> days as their timeout, and somehow I never received the EMM update.
> I'm wondering if the same thing happened in your case.

Only about three or so days. But that was my thought too, that the 
subscription update message hadn't been sent. I had the Prime log window 
as well as a VLC viewing instance open while I talked to the tech. I 
didn't see any reset message arrive. The channel just popped on.

What was suspicious was that I had turned in a cable box that same day. 
I thought they had gotten serial numbers mixed up. But the CableCard was 
still showing activated.

In any case, it's working now.

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