BBCA watchers can you transfer

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by xultar, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. xultar

    xultar New Member

    Jun 15, 2005
    Your shows to another TiVo?

    I'm about to start a revolution on this issue.

    Charter is telling me that TiVo does not have the technology to do multiroom viewing
  2. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    Rochester NY
    If you can transfer shows between TiVos it determined by what "flags" your cable provider sets on the shows when they transmit them. I do not know if BBCA requires them to set a no copy flag or not but if you cannot transfer the show, that is what your cable provider is doing. If they did not set the no copy flag you could transfer it.

    Good Luck,
  3. anotherlab

    anotherlab New Member

    Jun 22, 2005
    Albany, NY
    You'll need to see if Charter is setting the CCI flag on the shows that you want to transfer. This will vary from one cable provider to another. I just switched from Time Warner Cable, who sets the CCI flag to 0x01 (Copy Once) on BBCA (and just about every other channel), to FiOS TV, which does not set the CCI flag.

    What Charter probably meant is that TiVo does not do multiroom streaming, it has to copy the show to the destination TiVo unit. You do have the ability to view the show as it's being transferred, if you have a fast enough connection between the TiVo boxes.
  4. TheWGP

    TheWGP Hmmm...

    Oct 26, 2007
    I wouldn't even count on Charter being slightly mistaken that way - they probably just want to say anything bad about Tivo they can. In my experience, most cableco drones can't tell the difference between "streaming" and "copying" anyway.

    The issue is, getting cablecos to do anything about the CCI byte is difficult to nigh impossible. Other than premiums, I'm not sure if any channels actually DO ask the cablecos to set CCI byte - but that sure hasn't stopped them from setting it!
  5. Stormspace

    Stormspace Electrocuted by TiVo

    Apr 13, 2004
    Hartsville, SC
    Check out the link in my sig to check your area. If it isn't listed, drop a note in the thread and I'll add your area.

    edit: Oops, sorry you already posted that in Feb. What changed to get you upset about it?
  6. windracer

    windracer joined the 10k club

    Jan 3, 2003
    St. Pete, FL
    BBCA is copy-protected for me (Brighthouse).
  7. btwyx

    btwyx Substantive Member

    Jan 16, 2003
    BBCA isn't protected for me (Comcast).
  8. tiassa

    tiassa Me --Avatar

    Jul 2, 2008
    me neither (RCN)
  9. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2001
    nor me (FIOS)
  10. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

    Feb 22, 2001
    SF Bay Area, CA
    BBCA is protected for me (CCI byte 0x02) on Frontier FiOS. :( This is consistent w/the crap they pulled (putting protection on almost all channels except those available OTA) a month before we were moved from Verizon to Frontier.
  11. rlcarr

    rlcarr Member

    Jan 18, 2003
    Arlington, MA
    BBCA on RCN-Boston is not copy-protected. In fact I just pulled the Royal Wedding off the TiVo to my Linux box at the request of my wife....
  12. HomeUser

    HomeUser Active Member

    Jan 12, 2003
    A2 Michigan
    BBCA Not copy protected with WOW Detroit.
  13. qunewsguy

    qunewsguy Member

    Sep 19, 2006
    BBCA is copy-protected for me on Cox in Connecticut.

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