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Mediacom Copy Protection?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by mobilelawyer, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Does that mean you can still copy any shows to the PC you want to, or that you've been unable to do so all along?
     
  2. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    It means I can copy the shows that haven't been copy protected all along. Very few of the channels I get (a few premium ones, e.g. Starz HD, Encore HD) are copy protected (and then not all the movies on that particular channel are)....but this has been no change from the way it's been for at least a year as I mentioned. It apparently depends on the movie...for instance, I'm looking at several movies from Starz HD on my TiVo Transfer list -- one is copy protected and another isn't.
     
  3. eboydog

    eboydog Just TiVo'ing.....

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    See, that's the difference. Up to mid January I could record ANY channel I wanted to, HMO, ABC or ANYTHING and then transfer ANYTHING to my PC, another Tivo,etc but then suddenly a large majority of TiVo owners started getting the msg "to start service please contact your cable company" when we tuned our tivos to a premium channel which required a call in to pair the card as if a new cable card had been inserted.
     
  4. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Mid January THIS year? or last year? I've been able to transfer free and clear on 99% of the shows I record for as long as I can remember. Very, very few have the flag...
     
  5. eboydog

    eboydog Just TiVo'ing.....

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    Sorry, yes this month or what's left of it!

    What is weird I thought was even movies I recorded a couple months ago can't be transfered which is why I noticed it as my son transferred Iron Man 3 last month to his tivo but deleted it. Last week he wanted to watch it again since I hadn't deleted it, when he tried, it has the red crossed circle next to it.
     
  6. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    The copy-prohibited flag is enforced by the TiVo box. There's no difference in its behavior whether you're using TiVo Desktop or pyTivo, or KMTTG, or the browser interface, or etc.
     
  7. JosephB

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    It may have happened at the same time that they implemented MSO provided TiVos, but it doesn't have anything to do with that. They would have been required to CCI-flag those channels in their contracts. They were misconfigured. You were benefiting from a bank error in your favor, but the error was corrected. Would you have rather not been able to use that feature for the past however long you've been a TiVo + Mediacom customer? They simply audited their configurations (which MIGHT have been done because they were rolling out their own TiVos, but that doesn't mean it was done in malice towards retail TiVo customers) and found that it was misconfigured in your market. As the other Mediacom customer posted, his market has had the CCI flags set properly for some time now. If it were some grand Mediacom conspiracy, don't you think it would have been that way across all of their systems?

    Don't blame malice for that which can be attributed to incompetence...especially in the cable TV world.
     

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