what cTIVO channels are considered copyright protected?

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  1. Rtteachr

    Rtteachr New Member

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    Just getting into TIVO now, and waiting for our system to arrive. I was looking into cTIVO to download content that I record. Does anyone know of a list of channels that it cannot download because they are marked as copyright protected? Thanks!
     
  2. SomeRandomIdiot

    SomeRandomIdiot New Member

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    It varies from system to system.
     
  3. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    What cable company are you with?

    Scott
     
  4. Rtteachr

    Rtteachr New Member

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    FIOS


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  5. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

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    Verizon or Frontier?
    Verizon protects HBO and SHO, and then the various Fox owned cable properties such as NatGeo, FX, FXX, FS1.

    AS far as I know Frontier flags everything but locals, at least that was what they did in the past.
     
  6. Rtteachr

    Rtteachr New Member

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    Verizon. So it doesn't sound like too much.


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  7. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    Not SHO. The others are correct.

    (HBO includes the Cinemax channels.)
     
  8. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

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    TYVM, I keep saying HBO and SHO and then being corrected because I forgot it was Cinemax.. damn my failing braincells! :)
     
  9. igirl

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    Old thread - but I'm having issues downloading a couple of shows from The CW - Supernatural and Riverdale - however - I am able to download other CW shows - Supergirl, Flash, Gifted - so I think only certain shows are blocked...
     
  10. ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

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    CW is broadcast TV, so by FCC mandate nothing on it should be copy-protected. My system is Spectrum (was TWC) and they are very aggressive protecting stuff, and I can download "Supernatural" with no problem. (Usually copy protection is either off or on for a channel and does not change for different programs.)

    Tune your Live TV to CW, then go to the Diagnostics page under Tuning Adapter (or CableCARD Decoder if you don't have a Tuning Adapter) and scroll down to the tuner that is on that channel; further down you'll see an entry for "CCI Byte:" for that channel. It should have a value of 0x00 indicating copy protection is off. If you see anything else you should complain to your cable company.
     

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