I picked up a Comcast DVR from the electronics recycling dumpster in my area. I originally grabbed it because I wanted the internal hard drive but decided to hook it up to my tv and see if it worked.
Well it worked fine. It has some movies already on it and the HBO and Cinemax channels are coming in. The only problem is, it is still on Eastern Standard Time not Daylight Savings Time.
I have read to fix the time I would have to call Comcast to "hit" the DVR to update it. I have also read that Comcast has to activate the DVR for it to work at all.
My question is why is it working (I tested it by setting it to record a show the next day) and why are those premium channels coming in?
Anyone have any insight. Should I unhook it and just use the drive or what?