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The FCC CableCARD Mandate is Gone

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:23 pm
by heyted
The Federal Communications Commission no longer requires cable companies to support CableCARDs. Fortunately, there are other methods for MythTV to record and view cable TV content. CableCARD support is now up to the cable companies, and they will likely continue to support them for some time.

https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments ... -124A1.pdf

Re: The FCC CableCARD Mandate is Gone

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2022 1:13 pm
by bshanteau
Fortunately, there are other methods for MythTV to record and view cable TV content
Do you mean there are ways of recording copy protected channels without a cable card?

Re: The FCC CableCARD Mandate is Gone

Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2022 2:30 am
by heyted
Yes. One option for those who have a cable box with component video output is to use a Hauppauge HD PVR 1212.
https://www.hauppauge.com/pages/product ... hdpvr.html

Re: The FCC CableCARD Mandate is Gone

Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2022 1:00 pm
by heyted
The Hauppauge HD PVR 2 and Colossus 2 are newer devices.

MythTV support: https://github.com/jpoet/HauppaugeUSB

From https://www.hauppauge.com/pages/product ... 2.html#faq:
Can I record high definition TV from a Cable TV or Satellite box or DVR?
If your satellite or cable box or DVR has Component Video connections on the back of the receiver (normally Red/Green/Blue or marked YPrPb), then the answer is "yes".

By connecting the Component video output from your high definition cable TV or satellite TV set top box to the Component video inputs of the HD PVR 2, you will be able to record the TV programs coming from your set top box to the hard disk. Component video connections are normally the Red/Green/Blue connectors on the back of a set top box. Sometimes they are also called YPrPb or YCrCb connectors.

The HD PVR 2 goes between the cable or satellite box and the TV set. HD PVR 2 has component video in and HDMI out, so the connection to your cable or satellite box can be Component video, and the connection to your TV set is HDMI.

Note: the HD PVR 2 also has HDMI in, but from experience we find many cable and satellite boxes put HDCP copy protection on HDMI.