Big Brother

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GaryDouglas
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Big Brother

Post by GaryDouglas » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:26 pm

It's my understanding that Comcast can tell which channels we watch and record which I assume is to report program ratings. Whether that's true or not, can Comcast see what is being accessed via their cable card and HDHomeRun Prime?

P.S. I have a 10+ year old cable box, not the X1.

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Re: Big Brother

Post by EddieP » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:11 pm

GaryDouglas wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:26 pm
It's my understanding that Comcast can tell which channels we watch and record which I assume is to report program ratings. Whether that's true or not, can Comcast see what is being accessed via their cable card and HDHomeRun Prime?

P.S. I have a 10+ year old cable box, not the X1.
I would think they have that data as they have to authorize the Cable Card.... Big Brother is always watching :D :D :D

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Re: Big Brother

Post by nickk » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:08 pm

Hi,

When using a HDHomeRun PRIME with a CableCARD there is no uplink communication to Comcast.

For providers that use a tuning adapter, the tuning adapter does communicate back to request channels.

Nick

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Re: Big Brother

Post by GaryDouglas » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:24 pm

Is the ‘tuning adapter’ my cable dvr device?

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Re: Big Brother

Post by signcarver » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:32 pm

no and on comcast you wouldn't have one as they don't use SDV.

If you are referring to your old cable box (which previously doesn't mention being a DVR, just non-X1) they are almost always bi-directional particularly for a DVR (unlike an OCUR which the prime is) and they can communicate whatever comcast wants back to them.

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Re: Big Brother

Post by GaryDouglas » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:35 pm

Ok, that’s good to know. So if I want the programs we watch to appear in their stats, I should run it through the Comcast pre-X1 dvr.

Thanks!...

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