Tivo to strip features from its devices.

Squintz

Senior Member
So what is the work around to this problem. There has to be one. Just because you cant use your tivo box to record the show or your comcast box doest mean you cant use your pc or something right?
 

smee

Senior Member
VCR [1]. Point camcorder at TV. Anything like that will probably always work.

Don't be surprised if the rights management stuff starts showing up more on PCs, too. Until they find a way to do it in hardware, though, someone will always find a work-around in software.

If I understood the TiVo stuff correctly, they are not talking about limiting your ability to record. They are limiting your ability to share (use the recording somewhere else) and limiting the time that the recording will remain on the TiVo. Of course, they may set the time that a pay-per-view can be stored to zero.

[1] Unless you are recording from a cable box or other device that includes macrovision.
 

jrfuda

Active Member
There was an article in then Stereo Review (now Sound and Vision) a few years ago that propehsized an all digital future, where all devices and connections were digital - even your speakers. No analog connection to and from components and peripherals were allowed, and each piece checked to make sure you were allowed to listen to / watch whatever you were attempting to listen to / watch. I guess digital speakers would have their own amp inside a sealed box with one of those "no user serviceble parts inside" labels :) Like that's ever stopped us before!
 
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