Originally Posted by TapeBeGone
From what I understand, you can't write copy protected material to the HDD. I think it can only be written while the XS32 is designating it as copy protected during the write. Once it is copy protected on the HDD, it can only be written to RAM. Then you can't write it from RAM back to HDD because it is already copy protected on the RAM. Clear as mud?
I know this is probably the wrong forum to ask but does anyone know where to get a remote for the XS32 for less then the 160GB drive costs? The remotes go for around $40-$45 on E-bay.
As for my problems with copy protected material I do not think it has anything to do with the new drive. I think it has something to do with either Dish Network or the premium channels I subscribe to.
Here's how it used to work:
1. I'd record a content protected movie from Dish network onto my Dish PVR.
2. I'd play it back (from the PVR) while recording it to the HDD on my XS32.
3. The movie would now be stored on the HDD of my XS32 with the copy never symbol next to it.
How it works now:
I repeat steps 1 and 2 from above.
Approx 2-3 minutes into the recording process the XS32 pauses the recording and I get a message that states the source content is protected.
However, I can record the exact same movie onto the XS32's HDD if I set up the XS32 to record while the movie is being broadcast (using the timer and being on the proper channel or hitting record as the movie starts.
Therefore, I believe that either Dish Network or the Premium channels have added something to their signal. Whatever has been done now prevents me from playing (protected material) from the Dish HDD and recording it on the XS32 HDD. I now have to record the movie as it's being telecast.
Anyway, the ST3160022ACE appears to be working fine with full use of all 160GB. It functioned the same as the old drive for about 3 weeks before I ran into this snag which appears to be unrelated to the drive swap.