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Old 07-07-2006, 12:57 PM   #1  
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I recently purchased a Fushion HDTV5 RT Lite card and connected my comcast HD. The card collected all the channels but is playing only a few HD channels. Is there a way to decrypt the encrypted HD channels.

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Old 07-07-2006, 03:53 PM   #2  
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If you pay Comcast for the encrypted HD channels, they will decrypt them for you.
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Yes. That is right as long as I use a Comcast supplied DVR. But if I have to do that on my PC without the comcast DVR, the signals are detected, but we need something (hardware or software or crack) to decrypt the signals.

Currently I am not able to watch the encrypted channels on my PC. if I connect the comcast supplied DVR and connect my HDTV, then I see the channels.
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What did Comcast say when you asked them about this issue?
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I have not asked them yet. Do you think they will give me the solution?
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Comcast would know if it's possible.
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Old 07-08-2006, 01:20 PM   #7  
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I spoke comcast in length, and they said it is not possible to decrypt.

I read in a couple of forums that it is possible to decrypt with a cable card. But as of date are there any PC's coming with cable card slot.

Ofcourse we have to buy the service from the provider. I am looking for a hack that will basically decrypt the incoming signal at the tuner level. I am sure that should be possible. We need to know which hardware registers to play around.

If any one else is looking for or doing any research on this pls let me know.
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There are plenty of people asking the same question. A Google search turned up quite a few websites, but I didn't see a single solution for capturing encoded signals. I visited your card manufacturer, and the description for your card states that card doesn't handle encrypted digital signals.
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Old 07-09-2006, 03:30 PM   #9  
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if you rent a regular HD cable box, non dvr, you should be able to record from the firewire port to your pc. software allowing of course. most cable companies won't activate firewire on the dvr boxes.
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I spoke to comcast if they can enable the firewire port or the USB. Apparently they said they cannot enable.

I found that the S Video on the DVR was left open. I could record, but that is not HD quality.

Is there any one in this forum who knows how to get the HD content out of the Comcast DVR. Are there any methods to extract the recordings over the Ethernet or USB by enabling them. If anyone knows how to enable them, please share it with rest of the forum members
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Buy a video capture card/device that has component video inputs. Connect your DVR to the card via component video cables. Don't waste your time trying to hack the DVR; just capture the video.
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Yes. I know that is the simplest method.

Can you point me to some TV Tuner cards that have Component Video Inputs. I dont mind trying.
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I would also be interested in seeing a pc capture card that can handle HD over component.

I am reasonably sure that it is law that they activate the firewire on non dvr boxes. You'll just have to keep on them, and it's more than likely the customer rep you spoke with has no idea what HD, let alone firewire, is.
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What law would that be? I don't think there's any federal law that tells a cable company they must enable ports on boxes they own.

As for a link to video capture devices:
http://www.videoguys.com/vidcap.htm
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Old 07-22-2006, 04:04 AM   #15  
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Hi,

I hace Comcast with HD subscription. Atm I can only watch HD, digital channels through the main TV in the house, with the DVR. My PC has a basic TV reciever card, I can watch the "free" (neighbourhood subscription) 1-99 channels through it. What´s the easiest way to get the other many channels, even if not the HD ones, on my PC?
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