Did anyone else get the DRM update notice today? I couldn't watch TV until the DRM was updated by connecting to the internet, then had all sorts of problems:
1) After the DRM was updated, the problem continued. I decided to reboot.
2) After rebooting, whenever I tuned a channel it showed a few frames and then displayed the dialog when you reach the end of a video. I.e. Are you done? Hit OK, then black screen. Rebooted again.
3) After reboot, media center reported that no tuners were installed. Ran through the tuner install wizard and then had the problem I had a month ago where the second tuner wouldn't properly play content protected channels (shows a few frames, then freezes.).
4) Based on my last experience, I decided to remove the first cable card, then reboot. After reboot, verify correct proper operation of second tuner, then replug first cable card.
After these 4 steps, the system worked again.
Microsoft has a long way to go before these cable card systems are ready for prime time by your average consumer. How are they expected to deal with these problems? Even in my household, the TV was down all day until I arrived home from work.
All of this was because the DRM needed to be updated! arrrgggh!