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Old 10-29-2013, 08:56 PM - Thread Starter
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Could anyone describe the difference between these 2 modes? I'm working on an issue at a hotel with Philips pro idiom sets (37hfl5682l_f7). They have lodgenet service and receive pro idiom FTG service from the local cable provider. HBO is encrypted and the sets frequently lose the decryption key and require reprogramming. All the sets are currently in PPV mode.


What is the difference between a FTG provider and a PPV provider, and the difference between these 2 modes (PPV and Standalone) on the philips sets? 


Any input welcome, thanks.

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Most likely you have a PID mapping issue causing the key loss . There is a "protected" range of PIDs that should never have program content on them for ProI systems - I don't recall the range offhand though - if you can't find it, let me know and I'll dig it out.

I'm not a big fan of the Philips ProI TVs - they seem like a pain to me. Basically, you need to set up the chanel mapping and whatnot in PPV mode, then flip it to standalone mode. You need to call Philips and get the password from them to do this (uniquie to each TV). As I understand it, PPV mode is for Lodgenet (or similar) systems which use an external box to control the TV, and standalone is no external box.

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