Public Service Announcement: MSI DIVA + CableCARD
Chris Morley has a public service announcement regarding CableCards and the MSI DIVA platform. In short, it won’t work with CableCards unless you are an OEM.
he MSI motherboard has the table built in for the AMD/MS OEM partners
to put in their CableLabs information to enable playback of digital
cable content including encrypted QAM content. However, this table is
not populated. An individual is not able to enter into the necessary
agreements with the relevant parties in order to get this information.
Furthermore, you must be direct with Microsoft to get the special COAs
that have a digital cable activation PID. Without this PID you will
not be able to even enable digital cable during the TV Tuner setup
portion of Media Center.