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Old 12-03-2016, 10:50 AM
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Charter Spectrum???

After being a Bright House Networks customer for many, many years, Charter recently completed their acquisition of them. Earlier this year, BHN had changed the CCI flags to copy freely for most of their channels, so I began using OpenDCT with a HDHR Prime and CableCard. It's been working fantastic for the last six months or so.

I stopped by the Charter office this morning, and the customer rep mentioned to me that Charter will eventually be switching all of their customers to Charter Spectrum, at which point CableCards will no longer work. He didn't have any timeframe yet, so I don't know if this might be six months or six years.

I was about to begin switching from a Windows server over to an Unraid server with docker, but I'm not sure if I should bother if support for CableCard will be discontinued. If my only option at that point is a set-top box with HDPVR, I will probably stop using Sage.

Anyone have any experience with Charter Spectrum? What makes it so different that it would not work with CableCards? Any other options besides HDPVR/Colossus?
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Old 12-03-2016, 10:55 AM
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That's totally wrong, at least for our territory, and any other Charter Spectrum area that Sage users have spoken about.

Cablecard systems work great with Charter, and all channels, except the premiums, are copy-freely. I have had my parents running (through the digital transition) with two Primes for a total of 6 tuners on one Sage system, and it's been a pretty solid ride.
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Old 12-03-2016, 12:45 PM
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Same here, I have Charter Spectrum in the St. Louis market and SageTV w/HDHR Prime & cable card and OpenDCT works just fine. The problem is CSR's know very little about cable cards so they end up giving sketchy answers and advice about them.
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Old 12-03-2016, 05:10 PM
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Same here. When I first got CableCard, there were a few channels that were obviously marked copy once incorrectly (like one of the PBS channels, for instance). This was fixed fairly quickly when I asked about it.
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Old 12-04-2016, 04:32 PM
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Thanks for the info, I guess I can proceed with the Unraid/docker server after all. Now I just need to find the time...
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