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Record HD video via FireWire -- revisited
Authored by: G5Dude on Apr 27, '06 10:48:27AM
I have a SA 3250HD, running Passport 3.3 build 029, from TWC that works fine. I can record any Copy-Freely HDTV channel TWC carries in my area.

Legally, there are federal regulations stating that they have to provide you with a STB with an active FW port. I experienced a lot of ignorance and a decent uphill battle to convince my local TWC provider of this, but in theory if they don't follow these regulations they face fines and the possibility of losing their charter to provide cable services in your city. At the very least, you should try and get a service credit for as long as they can't get your STB working properly.

See this link to Section 76.640 of the Federal Telecommunications Regulations if you need more information to convince them. Specifically, subsections (b)(4)(i) and (b)(4)(ii), located at the end of the section, apply.

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