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  • #31207
    mpatnode

    1. Comcast

    2. San Francisco

    3. Locals & Expanded Copy Freely, Premiums Copy Once.   Note I get random behavior on AMC shows here.   Sometimes the protection bit is set, and sometimes it’s not. 

    4. No SDV

    5. Yes

    #31208
    johnw248

    1. Time Warner Cable

    2. Los Angeles (LA County North–Chatsworth Headend)

    3. b Locals copy freely everything else on HD with a half dozen expections copy once

    4. SDV current 297 SDV channels, total including SDV 650 Need TA, upgraded to six stream

    5. Yes

    #31209
    Mike Garcen

    updated! thx!

    #31215
    osburnfamily

    I could have swore I wrote this last night…

    1. Cable Provider – Charter Communications
    2. Location (What your guide is configured for in WMC?) – Kalamazoo, MI Charter Digital
    3. Copy Protection – Somewhere between CopyFree & CopyOnce.  All channels are CopyFree but only “some” content is CopyOnce (ie, HBO TrueBlood is CopyOnce but 99% of the Movies on HBO are CopyFree).
    4. SDV Status: Tuning Adapter required (Yes or No) – Yes – Motorola TA
    5. Self-Install: Allowed (Yes or No) – Unknown
    #31217
    babgvant
    1. Comcast
    2. Elmhurst/Oak Park (or something like that, don’t remember exactly since it wasn’t really where I lived)
    3. Locals and Expanded Package Copy Freely
    4. No
    5. No when I did it, not sure now.
    1. Cox
    2. Gainesville, Cox Communications Alachua County (Digital)
    3. Locals and Expanded Package Copy Freely
    4. No
    5. Yes
    #31218
    jrandeck
    1. Comcast
    2. Rolling Meadows, IL
    3. Locals and Expanded Package Copy Freely, premium copy once
    4. No
    5. Don’t know (they should, but my install pre-dated the rule change.)
    #26281

    Hello Folks,

    We are reaching out to ask for your assistance in compiling information regarding the copy protection and switched digital video status of cable providers so that new subscribers will be better informed and also for the general interest of everyone.

    All information in the thread will be updated in this first post on a routine basis. Please reply to the thread with as much of the the following information you can provide: 

    1. Cable Provider
    2. Location (What your guide is configured for in WMC)
    3. Copy Protection
      1. Everything Copy Freely
      2. Locals Copy Freely, Expanded Package Copy Once
      3. Locals and Expanded Package Copy Freely, Premiums (e.g. HBO) Copy Once
      4. Everything Copy Once
    4. SDV Status: Tuning Adapter required (Yes or No)
    5. Self-Install: Allowed (Yes or No) Before answering No, please verify the installation was after Aug. 9th or check with provider for current status.

    Thanks for your contribution!

    Cheers!

     

    Provider Location Copy Protection SDV Self-Install
    Adams, Cable Service Windsor, NY Everything Copy Freely No Yes
    Bright House Tampa Bay, FL Locals Copy Freely, Expanded Copy Once Yes Yes
    Charter Communications Bay City, MI Everything Copy Freely Yes Unknown
    Charter Communications Central (Willmar), MN Locals and Expanded Copy Freely, Premiums Copy Once Yes Yes
    Charter Communications Kalamazoo, MI Almost entirely Copy Freely with individual exceptions such as HBO True Blood Yes Unknown
    Charter Communications  Madison, WI Everything Copy Freely Yes Yes
    Charter Communications  Rochester, MN Everything Copy Freely Yes Yes
    Charter Communications Sturgis, MI Locals and Expanded Copy Freely, Premiums Copy Once Yes Yes
    Comcast Bellingham, WA Locals Copy Freely, Expanded Copy Once No Yes
    Comcast Chicago Locals and Expanded Copy Freely No Yes
    Comcast Elmhurst/Oak Park, IL Locals and Expanded Copy Freely No Unknown
    Comcast Houston, TX Locals and Expanded Copy Freely, Premiums Copy Once No Yes
    Comcast Kirkland, WA Locals and Expanded Copy Freely Note: Encore Copy Once No Yes
    Comcast Minneapolis, MN Locals and Expanded Copy Freely, Premium Copy Once Note: random behavior on AMC content No Yes
    Comcast Mountain View, CA Locals and Expanded Copy Freely No Yes
    Comcast Pittsburgh, PA Locals and Expanded Copy Freely, Premium Copy Once Note: Encore Copy Once No Unknown
    Comcast Rolling Meadows, IL Locals and Expanded Copy Freely, Premium Copy Once No Unknown
    Comcast San Francisco, CA Locals and Expanded Copy Freely, Premiums Copy Once.   Note: random behavior on AMC content No Yes
    Cox Cable Alachua County, Gainesville, FL Locals and Expanded Copy Freely No Yes
    Cox Cable Las Vegas, NV Locals and Expanded Copy Freely, Premiums Copy Once No Unknown
    Cox Cable New Orleans, LA Locals and Expanded Copy Freely Yes Yes
    Cox Cable Norman, OK Locals Copy Freely, Expanded Copy Once No Probably
    Cox Cable Northern VA Locals Copy Freely, Expanded Inconsistent, Premiums Copy Once Yes No (Maybe)
    Cox Cable Omaha, NE Locals and Expanded Copy Freely, Premiums Copy Once No Yes
    Cox Cable San Diego County, South, CA Locals Copy Freely, Expanded Copy Once Yes Yes
    Cox Cable Tulsa, Broken Arrow, OK Locals and Expanded Copy Freely, Premiums Copy Once No Yes
    Mediacom Waseca, MN Everything Copy Freely No Yes
    RCN Boston, MA Locals and Expanded Copy Freely, Premiums Copy Once No Unknown
    Time Warner Charlotte, NC Locals Copy Freely, Expanded Copy Once Yes Yes
    Time Warner Dallas, TX Locals Copy Freely, Everything else Copy Once Yes Unknown
    Time Warner Lincoln, NE Everything Copy Once Yes Probably
    Time Warner Los Angeles County, North–Chatsworth, CA Locals Copy Freely , Everything else Copy Once Yes Yes
    Time Warner Los Angeles County, East San Fernando Valley, CA Locals Copy Freely, Everything Else Copy Once Yes No (Maybe)
    Time Warner Milwaukee, WI Locals Copy Freely, Expanded Copy Once Yes Unknown
    Time Warner Raleigh, NC Locals Copy Freely, Expanded Copy Once Yes Probably
    Time Warner San Antonio, TX Locals Copy Freely, Expanded Copy Once Yes Yes
    Time Warner Rochester, NY Locals Copy Freely, Expanded Copy Once Yes Yes
    Time Warner Waterville, ME Locals Copy Freely, Expanded Copy Once Yes Yes
    Verizon FiOS Fairfax, VA Everything Copy Freely No Yes
    Verizon FiOS Howard County, MD Locals and Expanded Copy Freely, Premiums probably Copy Freely No Yes
    Verizon FiOS Temple Terrace, FL Everything Copy Freely No Yes
    Verizon FiOS Tewksbury, MA Locals and Expanded Copy Freely No Yes
    #31219
    Killerbones
    1. Cable Provider : Brighthouse Cable
    2. Location Tampabay
    3. Copy Protection : Locals Copy Freely, Expanded Package Copy Once
    4. SDV Status: Tuning Adapter required Yes
    5. Self-Install: Allowed Yes
    #31220
    Killerbones
    1. Cable Provider : Brighthouse Cable
    2. Location Tampabay
    3. Copy Protection : Locals Copy Freely, Expanded Package Copy Once
    4. SDV Status: Tuning Adapter required Yes
    5. Self-Install: Allowed Yes
    #31221
    umdivx
    1. Cable Provider: Comcast
    2. Location (What your guide is configured for in WMC): Minneapolis, MN
    3. Copy Protection: AMC but only on random moves will I see a copy once flag or broadcast flag. Also all premium channels (HBO, Stars, ect…) are copy once. Everything else is copy freely.
    4. SDV Status: Tuning Adapter required (Yes or No): No, 100% digital, no SDV.
    5. Self-Install: Allowed (Yes or No): Yes!!!!
    #31222
    Paw Paw

     

    1. Cable Provider – Comcast
    2. Location – Houston Texas Digital
    3. Copy Protection Locals Copy Freely, Expanded Package (HD Channels) Copy Once with a few exceptions
    4. SDV Status: Tuning Adapter required – No
    5. Self-Install: Allowed – Yes
    #31223
    nerdshowandtell

    1. Cox Cable

    2. Omaha, Nebraska

    3. Locals and Expanded Package Copy Freely, Premiums (e.g. HBO) Copy Once

    4. SDV = NO

    5. Self-Install = YES

    #31225
    gcw07
    1. Cox Communications
    2. Norman, OK
    3. Only Locals Copy Freely, Rest Copy Once
    4. No SDV
    5. Allows self install cable boxes so I assume self install CC should now be here
    #31224
    volfan6415
    1. Cox Cable
    2. New Orleans LA
    3. Copy Protection Locals and Expanded Package Copy Freely, Premiums – i don’t subscribe to any so i don’t know (e.g. HBO) Copy Once
    4. SDV Status: Tuning Adapter required – Yes
    5. Self-Install: Yes
    #31226
    dennishalling

    1. Time Warner

    2. Lincoln, NE

    3. Copy Once Everything

    4. Yes

    5. Probably

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