[mythtv-users] Hauppauge USB CableCard Tuner for $129!
kat at tiac.net
Wed Jul 20 13:24:45 UTC 2011
> That's a shame. 0x02 is "Copy Once", which means Windows Media Center
> is the only software that can record that channel. It makes no sense
> that they would set it that way. Most comcast users seem to report
> that all the non-premium channels are 0x00 (Copy Freely). I would
> imagine that Comcast's licensing agreements with the stations are done
> on a company wide basis rather than each individual region negotiating
> their own contracts. Based on this assumption, there would be no legal
> reason for any Comcast franchise to mark it as anything but Copy
> Freely. So either they are doing it out of an "abundance of caution"
> (ie: they're too lazy to bother figuring out what the legitimate
> setting should be, so they play it safe) or for malicious reasons (ie:
> they want you to pay them more money, so they sabotage your ability to
> use your own DVR). People like us aren't a very big market segment, so
> I think the lazy explanation is more likely.
It may be more nefarious than that. I intend to check out the other MTV Networks stations when I get a chance.
> If you are in Michigan, Illinois, or Ohio, see if WOW has cable
> service in your market. Their company wide stance is currently to mark
> everything as copy freely except for premium & ppv channels.
> Although there are 6 codes listed there, I think in practice you
> likely won't see anything but 0x00, 0x02, and 0x03 (Copy
I think I'm going with the Ceton. Hard to beat the NewEgg price after that discount.
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