[mythtv-users] PSA: Copy-protect flag removed. Charter in Mass

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 01:56:37 UTC 2012


On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 12:59 PM, Matt Emmott <memmott at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I have Charter digital cable in central Massachusetts. For as long as I've
> had my HDHR Prime, I haven't been able to record extended digital channels
> in HD due to the copy protection in place. Non-HD versions of those channels
> worked just fine. At one point I had set up recording rules for
> Metalocalypse and Robot Chicken on Cartoon Network's HD channel, which would
> always result in zero byte recordings, and because I'm incredibly lazy I
> never got around to fixing it.
>
> Today I happened to notice that Torc on the iPad had generated thumbnails
> for Robot Chicken. Sure enough, Cartoon Network HD now works! I went through
> and tested a host of other previously-blocked HD channels, and so far they
> all seem to work. Channels of note include Comedy Central, NBC Sports, TBS
> and FX. Premiums like HBO, as I had expected, still do not work.
>
> I have no idea how long this switch has been in effect, and don't know if
> it's permanent or what. Has anybody else noticed similar behavior? Any
> reason to be optimistic that this awesomeness will continue?

<mode=pessimist> now that you have made this public, they will realise
their mistake and switch it back again</mode>


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