Originally Posted by gac_1959
I have an F106 Pal via exchange. It feeds a Toshiba RDXS32 DVR with hard drive (NTSC only tuner) that I've use to record and time-shift OTA programming. Just in the last few weeks, a few shows that it's recorded have shown up copy protected, in particular some "Law and Order" episodes on NBC. That is, I can record the show fine for watching later, but I can't duplicate it (even if I wanted to!). Other programming recorded recently does not have the protection. I know that the ATSC signal that the Pal receives has all sorts of provision for this, but it seems that this is being propagated through the Pal and output in the NTSC signal sent (via RF F-type connector) to the Toshiba. I was unaware that NTSC supported this; it must be something in the VBI? Anyone have a similar experience?
This has been happening a lot lately with DVD recorders with built-in tuners. This is the first incident mentioned here that I know of where an external tuner was used. The people in the DVD Recorders forum will be very
interested to hear this, because they were at least hoping they wouldn't have the problem using an external, standalone box.
People seem to have traced the CP to having been placed in the commercials
(of all places). Sounds like they may be trying to skirt the rules by doing this, while still being able to foul up people's recordings.
Apparently, in one of his last-ditch efforts to get as much corporate damage and control in there, Shrub signed some kind of bill a couple of months back which *might* have something to do with it.
I'll have to alert them in that sub-forum of your post. I think they're mostly talking about it in the non-sticky, Philips 3575H thread, because people who have bought recent models of the 3575 & 6H Philips are starting to have that problem more and more all over lately, and they've been arguing about whether to blame the recorder or not. But people with other recorders have reported it, too.