[mythtv-users] CableCard Chain.

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 02:21:44 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 10:10 PM, Gary Buhrmaster
<gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 1:53 AM, Chuck Peters <cp at ccil.org> wrote:
> ....
>> OK, except that it doesn't seem possible that this is just hardware based
>> because WMC (Windows Media Center and Windows 7) will record and play (on
>> the machine it was recorded on) video streams with the CCI flag set as
>> protected-copyonce.
> WMC implements something called a "protected path", which uses
> signed codes that insure that the content(s) cannot be accessed
> from outside of that "protected path", which was what Devin was
> saying was an alternative implementation.
> For some MythTV users, the pragmatic alternative for MSOs that
> are more protective of their content is to take advantage of the
> "analog hole", and purchase something like a HD-PVR.
>    See:  http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Hauppauge_HD-PVR
> The other alternative (for some) is to change MSOs (or move :-)
> And while I expect it to have little to no impact (the decision
> about what to protect is probably above their pay grade), you
> should raise your concerns with your local franchise manager
> (and not just some CSR at the front desk).
> Gary

Tivo also cannot playback copy once content through it's network
connected boxes.

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