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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 x2! I am also in the Omaha area and I am seeing this as well! I have been working with CableCARD support all day (amazing people) after I noticed that certain channels stopped working in Plex, but I started to notice the CCI byte flag on all of my non broadcast channels as well and asked to have this escalated.
Also using the HDHomeRun Prime, I’m going to email this forum post to the tech that I have been working with who is escalating this on Monday.
Thank you for posting this! Glad I’m not alone!
Please share whether you have any success. It looks like Cox changing more channels to DRM has been a thing in the past in other markets and it doesn't really sound like the customers ended up happy. Hopefully there's more than the canned response "as part of our agreements with the content providers..."
I'm in the same boat. No one at Cox (4 different calls to techs in 2 days) knew anything about what I was talking about. The last tech (very patient and helpful) told me I knew more than he and other techs did about cable cards.
So now I can only record locals and nothing else. I sure hope this isn't a money grab so that Cox is hoping we'll get more services and extenders because I already have phone, internet, Contour TV and 2 cable cards and I'm not buying anything else. In fact, I just may cut the chord completely and go to streaming. Finally, weeks ago I got an email discussing checking to see if my cable card devices support mpeg-4 (no longer have the email so I'm going on memory) but nothing was mentioned that I would lose recording capabilities. C'mon Cox, make this right. It's been working for many, many years and this is simply wrong!