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It would appear that as of today (1/7) Cox seems to now tagging all their non-local channels as DRM in the OC? Can anyone else confirm this? Those of us using a HDHomerunPrime are certainly not going to be happy with this decision as it limits the use of the HDHomerun to live tv viewing only and no DVR functionality. Please tell me they don't plan on keeping this permanently (as forcing people to reevaluate their tv options is not conducive to keeping existing customers around). Judging by the forums, its a case of 'welcome to the club' and 'good luck with streaming'.
Oh my gosh! In Omaha I got hit with this this morning. Almost all the non-local stations are now marked as DRM enabled. Pretty much all my Plex and watching from my Windows PCs now are broken.
Yeah my HDHomeRun stopped too. Does anyone know if this is becauseCox Switched to ATSC3.0?
siliconDust sells a new ATSC3.0 tuner for 199.00 if they did.
and for you guys who are not familiar with ATSC3.0, it will allow have 4k and 8k pictures, HDR, wide color gamut, and all of the high end audio formats. Crosses fingers thats why the old legacy stuff is being decommissioned...
I would be shocked if Cox was implementing ATSC 3.0 this early. I have two separate tuners (different brands), one that is DRM capable is still working fine, but the SD HDHomeRun Prime is not, so I'm 99% sure its due to the tagging of the channels as DRM. Only question is whether a tech at Cox will know anything about it, or can do anything about it.
after some googling, you are right and probably not atsc3. Other cable companies have done this to their customers. I guess for now I can return the old junky hardware and save $5 a month and then just use the internet contour streaming app to watch tv on the computer.
What is the DRM tuner that you are using? I use a HDHomeRun Prime and if I need to switch to a new tuner to get this working, I'm willing to do that.