Found a new use for HDCP!

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by illc0mm, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. illc0mm

    illc0mm New Member

    Jul 3, 2007
    Our LCD TV got jacked last week, someone broke into our house. We were racking our brain, trying to come up with a time when this could have happened since we were gone for most of the day.

    Then, it came to me... The thieves didn't take our Series 3 TiVO, but they did have to unplug the TV (HDMI cable) from it. I took the HDD out, booted to one of those MFSTools live CDs and mounted the /var partition.

    Sure enough, in the tvlog there was a log when the HDCP connection was lost. Later it turns out our neighbor saw a suspicious car at very close to the same time. The only annoying thing was that it looks like the TiVO uses UTC instead of the local timezone, so that did throw us for a second or two.

    I have a screenshot, as well as the rest of our story at:

    Check it out and let me know what you guys think. Also, if you have any tips for securing a house, namely a LCD TV let me know!

  2. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2001
    A use of HDCP that is beneficial to the end-user. Isn't that a sign of the apocalypse?
  3. illc0mm

    illc0mm New Member

    Jul 3, 2007
    I did smell brimstone and see some dudes on horses when I was working on it... But I didn't really pay much attention...

  4. dark knight

    dark knight New Member

    Oct 16, 2004
  5. GoHokies!

    GoHokies! O2->CO2 Converter

    Sep 21, 2005
    Awesome website - sorry about your stuff (thieves suck!) and good luck getting some resolution.

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