[mythtv-users] Cable Card Tuner

Gary Buhrmaster gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com
Thu Jul 19 17:15:18 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 4:25 PM, Neil Cooper <neilcoo at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> So assuming you get an infinityTV card and a cable card, what happens with digital channels/shows that you have paid to get but are marked as record-once or record-none? Can you still watch and/or record them with mythtv?

Summary: No.

Per Cablelabs requirements, copy-once (or copy-never) content must
involve various DRM implementations to protect that content.  MythTV
does not (and can not) implement the required DRM.

Depending on provider, copy-once or copy-never content may be
restricted to only the premium channels (HBO, Showtime, Starz, PPV,
etc.) or may include everything but the local OTA rebroadcasts.

Solutions that implement DRM (the providers STB, TiVo, or
WMC are known to implement various DRM technologies)
are allowed to record those channels (with some restrictions
depending on the content (copy-never often means the content
has to be deleted in 90 minutes or so).


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