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|Originally posted by gwichman:
I'm sure this has been asked before, but are there any plans to make an HD recording capable Tivo Recorder or anything similar? How far off is such a device? Seems to me with modern compression techniques and large hard drives it could be created today if someone really wanted to. :-\\
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|Originally posted by Glimmie:
The studios and content owners have no problems with dead end record deviuces such as Tivo and I think you will see a few HDTV units by next year.
|There really isn't much of a copyright issue here and it even opens up the possibility of more revenue for them. Let's say a big fight is on PPV. Of course the signal would be tagged "copy never" but a PVR could record it and allow a one time playback for those who would otherwise miss it.|
What scares the hell out of them is not DVHS, it's devices like the HiPix. Reason is once that file is in a standard format inside a standard operating system like WinXX, it can be very esily sent over the internet.
|[/b]So it's in their best interest to promote "closed box" PVR's so more people don't buy these PC based devices. I think the average person would rather have a dedicated PVR versus one of these PC based "toys" that are difficult to use. Don't get me wrong, I have a HiPix and love it. But I live for this stuff.[/b]|
|Why would they be scared of HiPix? If copy-protection is widely deployed, there won't be any HD sources of any value for HiPix to capture.|
|I think that the average person would never be able to learn to use HiPix.|
|Originally posted by MikeKO:
There is no way in hell that the American public is going to put up with the MPAA restricting its current fair use copy freedoms. You can dance around with DTCP agreements, 5C, millions in campaign contributions etc. all you want, but IT DOESN'T MATTER. The public has the votes, and we are talking about laws passed by a Congress that REALLY likes being re-elected. HDCP/DTCP and 5C will only be problem until a utility that spoofs the HD PVR (or DVHS tape) into thinking a PC firewire connection is a TV is available. Sometime after that, the laws will be changed to something reasonable.
|Originally posted by PVR:
>> I think that the average person would never be able to learn to use HiPix.
Why? Whats so hard about a HiPix? Certainly a PC is less "user friendly" than a set top box, but the "average person" seems capable of working a PC these days.
|Possibly one of the biggest things preventing the "Napsterization" of HiPix files is that the files are so huge that it isn't practical to consider sharing them over todays network connections.
A typical DSL or Cable modem has a 128Kbit/sec upload max which would require (I think) over a week to upload one 2 hour 14GB movie.
|Originally posted by Abdul Jalib:
The MPAA says they are pushing copy protection because of fear of movies getting into the digital domain (through a card like HiPix) and then being Napster'ed all over the world. (Their real reason is probably to turn all movie channels into pay-per-view.)
|Originally posted by JustMike:
What what WHAT?! Stargate going to Sci-Fi?! That sucks! I lose one of the prime reasons I had for getting an HD display this year -- ShoHD is showing Stargate in widescreen HD! Where'd you see this info?
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