Originally Posted by BrianAZ
Is there anything in the cable labs requirements that say open source projects can't request certification? If they got someone with deep pockets to fund the $200k certification fee or whatever it is? I would LOVE for XBMC to use my Ceton for protected content.
Devices that implement the DRI do not have to be CL certification. You just need to support a supported DRM (which essentially means WMDRM now) to use copy once content. Copy once content can be implemented with no certification/licensing by anyone.
From what I remember, getting WMDRM certified by MS is about $15k, so while not exactly pocket change, it's a lot cheaper than $200,000. However, one thing to keep in mind is getting WMDRM certified may be mutually exclusive with open source - most likely, the part of the software that handles DRM would have to be closed-source, however the rest of the program could be open.
Originally Posted by mariob33
Figured I would update on my mysterious missing or unable to view premium channel issue. As of Tuesday all my channels were back on. The free preview of Stars/HBO went away and my channels returned. I would think that the two events are definitely somehow related or so it appears on the surface. I have requested a Verizon service call to install a low pass filter. I am just not convinced that will solve this issue but worth a try. Has Ceton ever seen/heard of other Verizon FIOS users suffering the same. There was a report here of content flag changes during this preview,http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r270...Flags-changed-
Could this be root cause?
Most likely. I am not a FiOS customer, but from what I've heard, when they do a free preview weekend the drop encryption on the channel entirely, making it ClearQAM. The now-ClearQAM channel no longer has a CCI (CCI trumps all for copy protection flags), which means that any embedded signals (like CGMS) control the OCUR's output. That sounds like what's happening here. Yes, we know that you can just tune it with a ClearQAM tuner without copy protection, but we are required to behave in this manner by CableLabs, and they have resisted a change thus far.