[mythtv-users] Comcast CableCard Info

Kirk Bocek t004 at kbocek.com
Sat Oct 15 15:06:26 UTC 2011

On 10/14/2011 9:30 PM, Phill Wiggin wrote:
>     I'll throw in with Gary's camp here. I'm pretty happy with this
>     experience so far. With the small caveat of needging to use that phone
>     number on the CableCard. I started last night with the main Comcast
>     number, got stuck and frustrated in robot hell and then remembered that
>     number which got me right through to a live technician.
>     I, too, am not doing any premium services. If I were, I'd leave my
>     HD-PVR configured for those services.
> Well, a quick email to the we_can_help address, and a few hours later,
> they got back w/ me and sent an init code. I asked if it was going to be
> a Grand Slam init, and he mumbled "yeah". I don't think he really knew,
> but so far, the fast majority of my channels have flipped to copy-free.
> The LOVE, MYST, DRAMA, IPLEX, RPLEX (and a few other) channels are still
> one-copy, but it appears they ought to be.
> It turns out that I didn't need to have a list of what should be open,
> as Comcast has nearly everything 'copy free' in my area (so far.. knock
> on wood).
> Thanks again for the help.
> --Phill W.

Init signals have to do with your CableCard while CCI codes are 
generated at the head-end of the cable system. So the two are unrelated, 
other than maybe the tech changed the CCI codes and then reset your card 
to reload the channel list.

Anyway, it's working and another +1 to Comcast. Who'd-a thunk? I'm gonna 
get all misty-eyed here.

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