Copy protection on DVR

GrayFox

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I have a timer set to record the Colbert Report every night at 1:30 in case I'm busy with something else. I just leave Comedy Central on the cable box so I can record through "input 1". It gives better quality than if I'd leave the DVR itself on Comedy Central.

Last night, while I was watching... the screen went blank and a message saying "not authorized com" popped up (as if we didn't order Comedy Central or some crap like that). Then, I noticed the DVR had stopped recording, so I checked it and a message was there saying something like "This program cannot be recorded because of copy restrictions placed by the owner" I decided to see if I could record the rest of the show... and I could.

I'm hoping this was just a glitch and not some crap that the cable companies are going to do constantly. :eek:
 

Slayers

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hmm never know! Im sure some shows will start to have this stuff.



Otherwise it becomes to easy to record a show and then save it to the web like youtube or veoh
 

Gimpy

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I've never heard of protection on PVR's? If you can't record shows, or even certain shows. Then what's the point of having a recorder?



And anyways, I think when you record a show your bound to legal agreements. Things like you will not play it publically for free etc.... or make money off it.