[mythtv-users] HDHR Prime out for delivery - Any issues installing?

Robert McNamara robert.mcnamara at gmail.com
Wed Sep 7 00:46:36 UTC 2011

On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 5:41 PM, Matt Emmott <memmott at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for all the updates, this will be useful when I finally get a
> CableCard. Silly me, I just assumed that one of the Charter offices within a
> 50-mile radius would have CableCards in stock. Their system is so awful that
> they can't tell me if each office has one in stock, so my last hope is a 30
> mile drive tomorrow. Otherwise I have to wait till Friday afternoon. The STB
> hooked to my HD-PVR is an SA4250HDC, with the C standing for CableCard. I
> wonder if I could yank the card out of that box and jam it in my Prime...

If the card will authenticate in the system, you are supposed to be
able to get copy freely channels (read: everything useful for Myth)
without the need for activation.  So the theory goes, anyway-- I had
planned to test it but my card was activated and paired at the same
time.  YMMV.

Basically, Authenticated == "I am supposed to be here and I am a legit
device known by this network," Provisioned == "I am a legit cablecard
and have the correct channels associated with me on the account", and
Activated == "I am a legit cablecard, and I am paired with THIS
SPECIFIC DEVICE, which is free to tune copy-controlled content."

Or so I understand it.


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