[mythtv-users] Comcast Cable Card: Suddenly "No Entitlement"

Gary Buhrmaster gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com
Fri Sep 1 18:44:12 UTC 2023

On Fri, Sep 1, 2023 at 1:27 PM Peter Bennett <pb.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:

> * Does your CableCARD show as authenticated/authorized?
> Card Authorization: Validated, validation message is received, authenticated, and the IDs match those in the current binding

That is good.

> ....
> I don't know if this is good or bad.

Those numbers are considered good.

This *may* be an easy fix for Comcast.  Call
them, and indicate that you are not able to
tune all the channels in your package.

That is (typically) something they have
in their script(s), which will result in them
sending a proper provisioning message.

After they do that, make sure the card
authorization is still validated/authenticated
(there are some hits that change the
host/dataid, and then you have to do
the re-pairing with the new values).

FWIW (and this is mostly background)
for Motorola/Arris/Commscope CableCARDs
(and your messages indicate that it is one)
and Comcast the channel authorizations
have to be properly provisioned both on
the account, *and* the CableCARD.
Sometimes it seems that one/more of
the places do not get properly updated
and/or aligned.  I have had cases (when
the stores had CableCARDs) where it
was easier to swap the CableCARD
then get the hoop jumping performed
to fix some of the inconsistencies.

Good luck.

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