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    Premium Channels not imported

    I am using the current NPVR v4.2.4, HDHomeRun Prime and RPi3 Kodi v18.x

    I just added HBO, Showtime and a couple of others to my lineup. I re-scanned with HDHomeRun Setup and HDHR finds the new channels just fine, however, NPVR does not import in the new channels. Is there something different between the premium channels and the normal cable channels?

    I'm in the process of re-scanning, so I don't have current logs. Scan's take a long time to complete, but I'll try to get logs as quickly as I can.

    Thanks

    Daryl

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosede View Post
    I am using the current NPVR v4.2.4, HDHomeRun Prime and RPi3 Kodi v18.x

    I just added HBO, Showtime and a couple of others to my lineup. I re-scanned with HDHomeRun Setup and HDHR finds the new channels just fine, however, NPVR does not import in the new channels. Is there something different between the premium channels and the normal cable channels?
    NPVR can only receive channels which are marked by the cable company as "Copy Freely". I believe that (almost?) all cable companies mark premium channels like HBO, Showtime, etc. as "Copy Once" or "Copy Never"--so NPVR can't record them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrettB View Post
    NPVR can only receive channels which are marked by the cable company as "Copy Freely". I believe that (almost?) all cable companies mark premium channels like HBO, Showtime, etc. as "Copy Once" or "Copy Never"--so NPVR can't record them.
    Damn.

    The premium channels were a concession for threatening to pull my business. I don't really care if I have them or not, but they were thrown in to sweeten the deal. But if I can't watch them, guess I'll have to go back to the cable company and try for something else.

    Thank you for the information.

    Daryl

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosede View Post
    Damn.

    The premium channels were a concession for threatening to pull my business. I don't really care if I have them or not, but they were thrown in to sweeten the deal. But if I can't watch them, guess I'll have to go back to the cable company and try for something else.

    Thank you for the information.

    Daryl
    You can always use the HDHomeRun DVR server it support DRM protected Cable TV channels in the USA are available to be viewed Live only via Windows 10, Android and Apple iOS devices with SD app I'm not sure but I think even WMC maybe support as well.

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