[mythtv-users] HDHomeRun Prime up for pre-order at Amazon

Tom Bongiorno two.bits.11 at gmail.com
Mon May 2 13:47:34 UTC 2011


On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 9:43 AM, Tom Bongiorno <two.bits.11 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 9:37 AM, Tom Bongiorno <two.bits.11 at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 9:28 AM, Brian Long <briandlong at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 6:35 AM, Tom Bongiorno <two.bits.11 at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> > Cable content is protected in two ways.  Encryption and copy
>>> protection.
>>> >  The decryption is handles by the cable card and the copy protection is
>>> > handled by the HDHomeRun PRIME.  The PRIME's job is to take the
>>> decrypted
>>> > content from the CableCard, and protect it if need be.  Content marked
>>> for
>>> > copy protection must not be accessible by non-certified software.
>>>  There are
>>> > three types of content:
>>> > 1) Unencrypted with no copy protection (exactly the same content as a
>>> Clear
>>> > QAM tuner in MythTV)
>>> > 2) Encrypted with no copy protection (exactly the same content as a
>>> Firewire
>>> > tuner in MythTV)
>>> > 3) Encrypted with copy protection (never gonna happen)
>>> > MythTV can do 1 and 2, but Win7 MC is the only software certified to do
>>> all
>>> > three.
>>>
>>> What about the copy protection flags like copy-once and copy-freely?
>>> I thought the PRIME would allow mythtv to record the
>>> copy-freely-flagged shows but not the copy-once shows?  This means
>>> channels that are encrypted and copy-protected copy-freely would be
>>> recordable.  Now the question is how to determine which channels or
>>> shows use the copy-freely or copy-once flags.
>>>
>>> /Brian/
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>>
>> #1 is not applicable
>> #2 is copy-freely
>> #3 is copy-once
>>
>> Not even Win7 MC can record copy-never content.
>>
>>
> Just to clarify, there are always copy protection flags on all content.
>  Clear-QAM content is always marked copy freely.  Encrypted content marked
> copy-freely, requires no copy protection.  Copy-freely, as in you are free
> to copy as you please because there is no copy protection.  Copy-once is
> poorly named, but only Win7 MC can do this.
>

I guess copy-once does sorta make sense.  It probably means that the Win7 MC
box can copy it once to itself and nowhere else.  I would consider streaming
it to an extender another copy, but I guess that doesn't count.
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