[mythtv-users] Comcast CableCard Info
kat at tiac.net
Fri Jul 22 10:33:20 UTC 2011
On Jul 21, 2011, at 10:23 PM, Ronald Frazier wrote:
> Well, as far as I know, it is supposed to be able to be activated in
> linux. That said, I couldn't actually get it to do so, and it wasn't
> until I put it in the windows box that it activated
So I could proceed with a linux activation and be a pioneer if it works or just set it up to work in a Windows computer and take the easier route. Seems to me the process is going to be complicated enough I'll be better off with Windows.
> The only thing that has to stay the same is that particular cablecard
> with that particular ceton card. Everything else (the PC, the OS, etc)
> can all be changed at will.
Cool, that's very helpful.
> Be sure to read my post from earlier today in the Ceton thread where I
I had read it but didn't realize it would be useful to me. I'll re-read with that in mind.
> Also, to get your pairing info, click on the Cable Card tab, then
> click on the link for Cisco CableCARD/Host ID Screen.
More stuff to do from Windows, I assume.
> Also, it might be a good idea to at least attempt to upgrade the
> firmware (assuming you don't have the latest). While the ceton's web
> server has a mechanism for you to upload new firmware, the problem is
> that Ceton doesn't seem to publish any firmware on their website
> (except for the beta firmware, and you DO NOT want to install that).
> So the only way I can see to do it is to install it in windows and let
> the diagnostic utility do the upgrade for you. Kind of a
> disappointment. I wish they'd post the firmware on their website. And
> for the matter, they need to give links to their linux drivers too.
> The only way you can currently access those is through a google
Again, very helpful, thanks.
(Also, looking forward to trying out the info you've just posted on your blog!)
On Jul 22, 2011, at 1:06 AM, john.baab at gmail.com wrote:
> You could try doing a web chat and asking for the local office number
> that way. When I was on the phone with them, he asked if it was for a
Based on your blog post, John, I was thinking it best not to try web chat. But maybe I will just to see if it gets me anywhere different. Thanks. Also, the local office is less than 10 minutes away and it would probably take longer than the 20 minutes round trip to call and get info out of Comcast so it might be worth a drop-in.
On Jul 22, 2011, at 1:52 AM, Gary Buhrmaster wrote:
> I have said this before, but "Comcast" is not Comcast is not Comcast.
Right, I've heard. And that's why I mentioned that I was in Boston. Hopefully other New England / Massachusetts / Boston people can share some info for me about the best way to proceed.
> I would say words to
> the effect of "Microsoft Digital Cable Tuners", and "Ceton" for
> the vendor, and that you want to "pair and activate a CableCARD
> with the Ceton InfiniTV 4 OCUR digital cable tuner" The info they
> will need (and you need to have available in advance) will be your
> cableco account number, and the "Cablecard ID", "Host ID" and
> "Data" from the various config screens (they also tend to ask about
> the serial number of the card, although as I recall that is not actually
> used for the actual activation, but it completes their data entry task).
Good advice. I like that. "Microsoft Digital Cable Tuners", "Ceton" for the vendor, etc.. Smart.
> Good luck. Please post your experience, for others.
Definitely will, thanks.
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