Originally Posted by setabs138
WMC is included in Windows 8 Consumer Preview. I would not recommend using it for a production box. The CP is only good one year and if W8 is out by then you will have to wipe and reinstall to keep using W8 there will probably be no upgrade path from the CP to RTM versions just linke with the W7 betas.
Agreed, hopefully the full release will be a better version but the CP version will probably not relate just like W7 did not. I would hold off on the USB tuners for another month possibly or confirm that they have resolved the waking issues reported earlier. I do not think that this is a major problem for the majority of users it just is something that is somewhat unique.
Comcast does have self install but recommend you pick up an M card at your local office rather than pay to have one sent; go when they open in the morning if possible a weekday. Personnally run the prime but interfacing with Comcast should be the same thing for the ceton pcie. I include information from my set up experience and useful info from others; follow your set up steps from ceton -
The first person I got when I called to set up my card was not familiar with my tuner and automatically transferred me to a tier 2 person in the local calling center. This is the latest number posted for upper level Comcast Tier 2 CableCard Support: 1-877-761-5015 (using this number after 3pm your local time should get you to your local call center). An option is to go online, link below.
Once you believe that you have your card paired with the tuner and they have your accounts provisioned (or staged) too the card then you are ready to try to set up WMC. I am sure Cetons diagnostic tools include CC status and a channel authorization indicator. Should your authorization indicator list anything as unspecified the card has not been properly set up. Try tuning basic, extended basic and premium channels(if you subscribe too them) to prove the card is properly staged. If you cannot see the Premium channels you need to call Comcast and have them verify that the correct channel packages are associated with the card, and then resend the authorization "hit". If it says unspecified, then the card is stuck, and you need to call Comcast and have them send a "cold hit" to the card.
zeroepoch Joined: 03 Jan 2012
Posts: 2 Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:49 am Post subject: Comcast Online Activation
The only way I could get my HDHomeRun Prime to work was using Comcast's web activation:http://www.comcast.com/activate
This reset all the TV devices in my house and after it was finished activated my new device (FYI, I pulled the cable card from another activated device). Only problem I ran into was getting the premium channels, so I have to call about that now.