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Windows 7: playready blocking FOX and NBC?

29 Mar 2009   #1

Windows 7 / Vista
playready blocking FOX and NBC?

I hoping someone has some advice for me. I've tried 7057 and 7068. I have ATSC tuners that have worked in vista. when I tune to NBC or FOX, I get a prompt to update Playready. I do this and then it tells the update was successful. I then try and tune the channel after I update playready and it tells me the update was not success full. This only happens on NBC and FOX. Any ideas?

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31 Mar 2009   #2

Win 7 7068

I am also having this problem... i haven't found a solution yet as i am new to this beta DRM. As far as i can tell windows thinks the channels it is blocking are subscription channels like HBO, SHOWTIME, ECT. and doesn't believe you have the rights to access them. This is puzzling because i have never heard of an offair station requireing a subscription but maybe microsoft knows something we don't? Who knows really?... I will continue researching PLAYREADY and see what i turn up.

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31 Mar 2009   #3

getting around the PlayReady update

DVB-T Live TV and recording running on 7068 x64.

I bypassed the PlayReady issues by stopping the MCRS & the Media Center Scheduler Service.

After stopping them I did the PlayReady update.. WMC then advanced to an error about there being no tuners available.
I then exited WMC, restarted both services, started WMC and Live TV was up and running.

The PlayReady successfully completes, but then each time I play anything pre-recorded, the PLay Ready update comes up and, requiring MCRS to be restarting, and then needing to exit WMC, and start it back up to get TV working again.

rinse repeat..
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03 Apr 2009   #4

Windows 7 Build 7057

Well, here are my odd findings. I too have see the Playready issue on a clean instal of 7068. However, it only happens on certain channels and more importantly, at certain signal strengths. I was trying to improve my QAM reception on some channels and tried a cable amp. Using Hauppauge's signal meter, I can see an improvement in the signal. However, I would suddenly get these Playready errors on random channels. If I remove the amp and thus lower the signal strength again, the channel comes back in just fine.

While this is far from a solution, perhaps it will spark some thinking in another direction as this seems to still be an ongoing issue.

Also, my programs list in Control Panel does show that I have version 1.3 of Playready installed.
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