[mythtv-users] Anyone run into NBC's Broadcast flag?

Tom Dexter digitalaudiorock at gmail.com
Mon May 19 13:40:08 UTC 2008


On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 12:34 PM,  <backuppc at sundquist.imapmail.org> wrote:
> http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/05/15/0312256
>
> Just wonder if anyone had a tuner that recognized the flag and had a
> show not record.  I know that the legislation demanding tuner compliance
> with the broadcast flag didn't pass, but I always wondered if any of
> them had implemented it anyway.  pcHDTV makes a big deal out of not
> implementing it in their products.
>
> Apparently Windows MCE wouldn't record affected shows.
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Can you believe this one...M$ has confirmed that they're blocking
recording in Windows Media Center based on the broadcast flag, siting
FCC "rules" that were in fact struck down by courts in 2005:

http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9946780-7.html?tag=nefd.riv

I guess they're pretty clear about where customer stands in their
pecking order eh??

Tom


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