Originally Posted by willieb0359
They told me when you get the green screen it was to do with the external drive i had to run kick start 54 and test the hard drives my internal tested bad I just replaced it and thought I had it straight but now I click on recorded movies and it says it had a error playing the selection because I either did not get a signal or did not suscribe to that chanel but I know I did because I checked while it was recording so I went to system info it said I had 317 hours of hd recording space then I checked the next page and it said external drive not connected but kick start says the drive is good I replaced the e-sata cable made no differance does anyone know what else I can try short of disconnecting the drive all togeather?
I have this happen EVERY time I clone a drive, since the second-to-last cablecard firmware update rolled out (Cisco/Scientific Atlanta cards).
I believe that somehow the cablecard gets the hard drive's serial number passed along to it (but this is ONLY A THEORY).
I spent weeks trying to recovery the shows that I WAS able to watch before the clone. I even tried putting the original drive back in. But, every time I would switch between original and clone drives, my cablecard required re-authorization/pairing, and I couldn't watch my shows from EITHER drive. It should be noted, that programming that was not on a channel "pak" as part of "Advanced TV" programming survived, and I could watch them.
My THEORY, is that it is a new form of content protection, but I can't prove it, nor can I get anybody to take me seriously about it. I get told I must have done something wrong, or that there is no way the cablecard could know the drive S/N didn't match. I get this even when cloning between identical model drives.
I've been bashed and beaten-down when this happened to me, and I wasn't specific that what I determined must be going on, couldn't be proven, and thus couldn't be presented as fact.