What does "Decrypt RecordChannels" mean?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by rlcarr, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. rlcarr

    rlcarr Member

    Jan 18, 2003
    Arlington, MA


    My THDXL has two Motorola S-Cards in it and so far (crosses fingers) works fine.

    When I go to the "DVR Diagnostics" screen, the CableCARD part of the screen has a line for each card called "Decrypt RecordChannels". The only values I've ever seen for it is either "1 (0)" or "1 (1)". What does that mean? Also, what's the "VCT ID" line mean?

    Other than that, I believe I know what all the CableCARD lines mean.

  2. Roderigo

    Roderigo New Member

    Mar 11, 2002
    Brookdale, CA
    The VCT ID is the "Virtual Channel Table ID" This is the number that identifies the specific channel map your cable company is providing. In general, not an oft-used piece of data, but if the cable company accidentally sets your VCT ID to the wrong value, the cablecard will give the wrong channel list to the tivo.
  3. oViTynoT

    oViTynoT Obvious Forum Lurker

    May 18, 2007
    Plano, TX
    Decrypt RecordChannels: (Decrypters Available (Decrypters Used))

    IE, 1(0) means 1 available, not presently being used.

    I don't have an M-Card, but I would imagine (if I'm correct) that it'd be:

    2(0), 2(1), or 2(2) depending...

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