Pay Channels Copy Protection Set too high

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by VABlitz, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. inkahauts

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    And the right one too. Some that are powered still Don't work. Especially if it's a matrix one it may not work.
     
  2. slice1900

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    A lot of cheap matrix switches took a shortcut and passed through HDCP from one of the connected devices, rather than having their own HDCP key, which can cause a lot of problems.
     
  3. Rickt1962

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    Comcast standard fee's for Cable Card is no secret and The first one is Free with no rental fee the second one is $ 1.50 per month when you own your own equipment compared to $6.00 to $10.00 per month is the price, if say you have a TV with RVU and you own it and have to pay $ 6.00 !

    http://customer.comcast.com/help-and-support/cable-tv/purchasing-a-cablecard/

    3 TV's on Cable no extra fee's for the second and third using a 3 tuner box avg 6 TV's per home get another 3 tuner box total $1.50 for 6 TV's ! compared to the First TV is included with the others and $ 20.00 DVR fee and $ 6.00 x 5 TV's = $ 50.00 in fee's only for 6 TV's Hummm Love testing new equipment that is LEGAL $ 50.00 or $1.50 ? And all standard non premium HD channels can be recorded and played or streamed with no encryption Love it :) All HD premium Channels can be recorded and played using certified extenders.

    Thank You Direct TV ! If it wasn't for you and Charging me ridiculous fee's for owning my own equipment I would of never discovered this :)
     
  4. CCarncross

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    Looks like Comcast has finally gotten some of it worked out with their cablecards...for several years, you couldnt find anyone at the comcast office that could tell you anything about a cablecard, let alone get you one. Back then, they charged $3 per month per card....you had to subscribe to something above lifeline cable. In some places, since they hadnt encrypted all their channels yet, some people with cable internet, were splitting the signal off to their tv and seeing how many channels they could get in the clear....which if you are receiving any channels beyond the actual locals, is not technically legal....its stealing cable. Rickt1962, you may have lower monthly bills but you do have an investment in equipment.....which probably takes about 2-3 years to recoup cost wise if you broke it down to a monthly fee.
     
  5. Rickt1962

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    Cost in equipment HDhomeRun Prime $119.00
    1st Extender Raspberry Pi $ 35.00 Minimum start up total $ 154.00
    Already owned a Windows PC like most No fee windows 7 media center 2nd extender
    already own a Xbox 360 like most 3rd extender total viewing of 3 TV's All 3 will play off of HDhomeRun total $ 154.00 first month paid off less then a year ! 4th extender already owned a Linksys DMA 2100 and any tablet or Laptop will also play HDhomeRun from the networks wifi

    So yea its not for everyone but a lot of us have a lot of Toys not being utilized And with HDhomeRun using Open ServerWMC they can view Cable in HD with XBMC as the browser awesome ! This now gives you the Ultimate HOME THEATER with all your Home movies, Pictures, Music, Video Games, Private DVD collection in one spot with one remote. Download the Yatse Remote app for XBMC for your smart phone or tablet Use voice commands or scroll on your hand held device. Can switch back and forth from Direct TV to XBMC with no more black screen :)

    P.S. A lot of us like keep our movies on the DVR for ever so when my Direct TV DVR takes a dump I lose everything I worked for ! since its encrypted to that machine ! Now I can protect all my recordings with backups ! with out the hassle :)
     
  6. Rickt1962

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    Wrong with the Cable card they activate what channels you can receive. For a promo I have all the channels from Comcast End of summer they will want to charge for them I will reduce to a basic package but will have everything DVR by then. And only keep the channels I want to keep up to date.
     
  7. inkahauts

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    He is not wrong. You are misunderstand what he's talking about. He's not talking about having a cable card at all just splitting an incoming signals and not paying for TV service at all.

    Glad you found something that works for you.
     
  8. Rickt1962

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    Ohhh sorry misunderstood ............. Not sure what that means then Splitting signal ? The HDhomeRun is authorized to split signal its the whole point of the device to be able to watch TV over your home network with multiple TV's they even have a 6 tuner model but it doesn't make sense because it takes 2 cable cards. And the cable companies tried that back in the 70's with how many TV's where hooked up to cable in your house ! FCC shot that down !

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    Just re-read what he meant .. He thinks because I have Cable internet and use a splitter to get free TV. Comcast shut down all Cable channels along time ago and the OTA local channels which are Free in the first place where encrypted last year. So with out a paid cable card through Comcast with a subscription you can no longer receive any channels for free. I see his point but that point died years ago, behind times.
     
  9. CCarncross

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    Not dead here at all...I have a neighbor that does exactly that...he gets cable internet, he ran a line to his tv and gets the cable locals unencrypted. They still charge the $3 per cable card here...if you can find anyone competent enough from the CSR pool to issue you one.
     
  10. slice1900

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    It depends on location, i.e. how the head end is set up, whether getting cable modem also gives you some amount of free channels. Newer head ends are able to block that out, and the cable industry wants to move toward a day when all channels are encrypted (which will really suck for those who make use of QAM tuners for viewing the unencrypted channels without a cable box)
     
  11. tonyd79

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    In some places, it is in the franchising agreement. The cable company either has to provide minimum channels unencrypted or has to provide a free box. If unencrypted, then anyone with a live line in can get those channels.
     
  12. Rickt1962

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    That is Correct ! As for Comcast customers as of Last Fall of 2013 everything is Encrypted ! My mom who has been with them for ever has to pay $ 1.99 per TV to watch I guess it could be worse and pay 200% more and pay $ 6.00 per TV

    http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/comcast-encrypting-all-cable-channels/#!Ppryd


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  13. slice1900

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    I think the FCC mandated they have to provide a free box everywhere if they encrypt the basic package, but I'm sure the revenue in renting all those additional boxes for people who have been using their TV's QAM tuner more than makes up for their costs in giving out free $20 boxes to people who subscribe to just the basic two dozen channels or so.
     
  14. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    I am afraid it will, but hope it doesn't. The ba**ards! I got boxes, but after an overly long set up, found they were SD.... So I went OTA in my apartment—works fine as long as the blinds are up!
     
  15. slice1900

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    You expected the free box would provide HD channels? Why? The low end packages cable systems offer are always SD only. I doubt anyone is providing clear QAM HD channels, except for locals.
     
  16. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Yes, I expected that, as there's an agreement in my building to provide a certain number of channels to each homeowner. And we had HD before the stupid boxes. However, I do 95% or more of my watching on DIRECTV®. It just isn't worth my time to fight them, even if I thought my chances were good.
     
  17. VABlitz

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    Just got my new HR44 and it appears I can watch HBO and Cinemax again with the HDMI passthrough to my Yamaha Receiver. Perhaps my HR21 was the culprit all along, unless they recently relaxed their restrictions.
     

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