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I cant get my cable card activated. Is there anything on a computer that can stop it from receiving a hit? Can something in windows 7 or bios block the cable card from receiving the hit?
 

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Uh, no. It's their card connected to their cable going into the house, not yours. Even if MS, SD, or Ceton wanted to block card updates they couldn't because of the CableLabs requirements.
 

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Originally Posted by tootal2  /t/1422025/is-there-anything-on-a-w...ablecard-from-hit-getting-a-hit#post_22254271


I cant get my cable card activated. Is there anything on a computer that can stop it from receiving a hit? Can something in windows 7 or bios block the cable card from receiving the hit?

Not necessarily the cablecard block, but if you have an anti-virus or firewall porgram that is not set up for Windows Media Center, you won't be able to use a CableCard tuner.


Read the number of posts on approved anti-virus/firewall programs, or what setttings you need to make yours work with the Media Center.


Hint: Win 7 treats a cablecard tuner as just another NIC.
 

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Have you tried swapping out cable cards?
 

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I had a problem with my system this past week. About two months ago I had to do a full re-install of Win7-64 and things were working beautifully...Then out of the blue I could not record any HDTV programming with the CetonInf4 PCIe. To keep things short I had to have Bright House swap out my M-Card for another. A supervisor inputted all of the details I supplied to a customer service rep, after about 30 minutes on the phone I was back in business. After getting the replacement card activated I noticed I was able to view some channels I should have been able to with the first card but never could get (even after calling 2 or 3 times to re-hit the card). I use AVAST anti virus software myself and have had zero problems with it.
 
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