May 19th, 2008, 11:34 AM #1
Vista uses the broadcast flag to stop recordings
The newest "feature" Vista is touting is the prevention if recording broadcast TV if the broadcast flag prevents it.After further investigation of reports of Vista refusing to record NBC, we have found at least one case where a user receiving digital TV over-the-air has been blocked from recording TV shows. Justin Sanders, who took this screenshot, says he was recording Raleigh's HDTV channel WNCN-DT1 on his Vista machine when a popup stating that "restrictions set by the broadcaster ... prohibit recording of this program" appeared. This is significant: this is the first case we've heard of equipment voluntarily obeying broadcast flag-like restrictions on TV content digitally broadcast over-the-air.They say technology slows down for no one. I know it outruns my wallet. I figure its because my wallet isn't light enough yet.
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