[mythtv-users] Comcast CableCard Info

Tom Bongiorno two.bits.11 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 9 13:28:07 UTC 2011


On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 8:59 AM, Ronald Frazier <ron at ronfrazier.net> wrote:
>> What surprises me is that the CableCard cannot decode premium content like
>> HBO.  If so, then why would anyone put one of these into their
>> CableCard-ready TV?  Seems like if that is the case you would always need a
>> STB....
>
> Incorrect. The cablecard is perfectly capable of decrypting anything
> your STB can decrypt. In fact, your STB actually uses a cablecard to
> do it's decryption (it's required to by law). The problem is that the
> content providers demand DRM to protect their precious media from the
> evil customers, and thus cablelabs requires any certified device to
> respect the DRM methods they have implemented. This DRM system will
> only decrypt the premium content under certain circumstances, and a
> Ceton or HDHR Prime used by mythtv is NOT one of those approved
> circumstances.
>
> --
> Ron Frazier
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Also, TVs that have CableCard slots are CableLabs certified and
therefore get all subscribed channels including premiums.

-Tom


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