Originally Posted by twitchee3
I have heard that when "copy once" 5c flagged material is recorded to a DVR, it evidently does not "count" the DVR recording as the "copy once," as some people have been able to copy DVR content to a DVHS and then were not able to make copies of that DVHS. This leads me to believe that it's not the setup of your boxes, but perhaps one is not 5c compliant, and the cable company has ALL content flagged "copy never." If this was the case, the non 5c compliant box would allow you to copy to your heart's content, and the 5c enabled DVR would allow you to copy nothing. Are you able to re-copy your dubbed DVHS's that you recorded off the non-DVR STB? If so, then they are "copy freely" 5c flagged. If they will not allow you to make another copy of the DVHS off of the original DVHS, then they are flagged "copy once."
If Comcast would allow consumers to purchase their own 6412's from Canada and elsewhere, we could reroute the IEEE1394 port directly to the stb's tuner, by passing the hard drive. IMO this would not violate any copy protection schemes, because the resulting DVHS copy could still not be re-copied.
There was a law that allowed consumers to use their own equipment to recieve cable signals, as long as the equipment met the cable companies standards. Evidently the law has been changed, or Comcast has figured a way around it.
I haven't seen any mention in these threads of Comcast customers being able to record Premium channels to DVHS with their 6412 dvr. Many state that they "should be able to record to DVHS", but evidently none have been succesful when they actually tried to record these programs.
If anyone has been succesful, we would all appreciate learning how they accomplished this, as this would make DVHS recorders a viable entity.