For some reason I had the crazy idea that I could just move the CableCARD that was in my TV and slide it into the S3. That way I only have to deal with one install when Cox arrives tomorrow.
Well, all seemed to go well; however, the CableCARD CP Screen still says "Waiting for CP Auth". There is a list of channels that I cannot pull up (actually it is most of them). It seems to be any channel that is "encrypted" and requires some sort of challenge/response to get it working. (I might just be making that up... I'll explain why I think that in a bit).
These channels will come up; however, it will only play 4-5 seconds and then freeze. The remaining channels work just fine. I can always vie the 4-5 seconds as long as I am coming from a channel that doesn't have that problem. This only occurs when using the "Test Channels" option when configuring the CC. Browsing to these problem channels don't display anything on the TiVo when trying to watch normally.
Just to make sure, I put the CC back into my TV. Now the same problem exists on the TV. It was working fine before I started this whole process. The only think I noticed that was different is that the channels that "freeze" are reported as "not authorized". From this I assumed that the "freeze" problem above was due to this authentication problem.
I called Cox and had them do a "Pairing Ping" to the card. That didn't change anything. I was playing vague with the guy and just having him troubleshoot the TV side of things. I didn't want to get into the whole S3 explanations with him over the phone.
So is this simply something that the installer of the second card can resolve? Is something wrong with that card? Should the phone tech been able to do something else so I could get that one card up and running?
The installer will be here later tomorrow... but the tech mentioned that he may not look at the other card since that is not what he is coming for. I set up another install on Saturday for the second card if for some reason they won't help me out in the first call.
Any advice would be appreciated.