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I've been a Cox CableCard user for a little while now, and recently (Around the past two months) I have not been able to view my channels as the majority of them are marked as DRM on my HdHomerun.
This forum is from two months ago: Wichita KS CableCard now has DRM - TV - TV Forum - Cox Support Forums, and hasn't been updated in a while, and I was wondering if this issue is permeant or if it will be resolved soon.
Due to evolving use of the Internet to view and transmit video programming, Cox must make network upgrades to ensure its programming remains secure. If you are finding that you are unable to view or record select channels please be advised of the following:
After you have contacted the device manufacturer, if you are still having problems please let us know.
Is this the official response we were waiting for(UNO000033546116)? Given you need WMC(which is no longer supported) sounds like cable cards are dead.
I’d unfortunately have to agree with you. Seems like getting WMC to work is a disaster waiting to happen given guide data for it hasn’t been available for over one year. CableCards are slowly dying with the Cable TV market. Judging that this isn’t an official response from a moderator though, I still have a bit of hope that this whole thing will be fixed and it will all be set back to Copy Freely.
Before I switched away from Cox as my TV provider, one of my TVs was using WMC through an old Windows 7 PC and I got guide data using something called EPG123 and data from a $25/year SchedulesDirect.org membership, so technically it can still be done (this TV wasn't affected when my other TV using HDHomerunPrime was starting to have DRM issues). I wouldn't recommend running a Win7 PC any longer though and the hoops to jump through to make Cable Cards continue to work is just no longer worthwhile. My experience with streaming has proven it to be a better product and cheaper than what Cox can offer, so I can't recommend any more strongly that those dealing with these Cable Card issues finally cut the cord and give one or more of the streaming providers a try. I suspect Cox is giving up on the TV side except for those who are so afraid to try something different that they are willing to pay excessively for what they're used to.