[mythtv-users] Cable box channels missing with HdHr.
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Fri Jul 15 19:20:43 UTC 2011
On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 11:01 AM, bhaskins <bhaskins at chartermi.net> wrote:
> I have two cable boxes, a dual channel HdHr, and some other capture devices.
> Over a period of time, as the cable lineup was shuffled, there were new
> added that seem to be only available on the cable boxes.
> Myths scan and the HdHr config program do not show most (any?) of these
> In addition to this, if either cable box is disconnected for a period of
> time the "new" channels do not appear for a while on that box.
> All of the channels that I can get on the HdHr are of very good quality
> so I don't think that this is a equipment problem.
> Some of the missing channels are listed in the "basic"package lineup.
It sounds like your cable provider (I'm guessing charter) has started
to encrypt some of those channels. Comcast in my area has encrypted
everything above channel 29. In order to get these, you would need a
cablecard-based tuner (hence the interest in the new hdhomerun PRIME,
Ceton, etc), or you may be able to use the firewire output of a
firewire-capable cable box. I could be wrong, though.
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