[mythtv-users] Comcast CableCard Info
octoberblu3 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 27 16:08:51 UTC 2011
I went to my local office yesterday to swap my old STB for a M-Card.
Luckily, the lady behind the desk just read up on some training
material that morning and knew what I was talking about. She didn't
have the self-install "kit", but just gave me a card in a plastic
case, no prior provisioning or staging that she was aware of.
I put the card into my Ceton and booted up. The CableCard allowed the
channel map to be loaded very quickly, but of course the card was not
able to tune anything. The diagnostic web page simply gave me the
(888)-COM-CAST number to call to activate. After getting to an actual
person, I told them I wanted to activate my CableCard for a ONE-WAY
device. Apparently, if you don't mention this, they might send a
different signal for something like a TiVo, which is a two-way device.
I had to read off my CableCard ID, Host ID, and Data numbers.
Shortly after that, I had a working stream through MPlayer, and I
could just enter a channel number on the web page to change the
Today, I was able to get the card working with MythTV using Ron's
patch and script with a small modification. There's nothing quite
like recording 8 HD streams at once with the Ceton card next to my
HVR-2250. Now, I may have to consider getting a quad core processor
to keep up with commercial flagging.
Thanks to the MythTV devs and Ron for making cable actually worth paying money.
More information about the mythtv-users