Originally Posted by tai4de2
You are undoubtedly a victim of the recent debacle resulting from the (botched) addition of copy protection to many/most of our channels.
Bad omen indeed -- they are already restricting, locking down, and botching things. Small-town behavior and thinking exactly as we feared.
Originally Posted by Phantom Gremlin
All my TiVo HD boxes have CableCARDs. This copy protection has now started showing up even on non-premium cable channels, such as Mad Money on CNBC.
For those affected by the application of copy protection (TiVo MRV, transferring recording to a PC or Mac via TiVo Desktop, kmttg, etc.) in your area
, please help put the pressure on Verizon/Frontier to get rid of this crap
. Call and email VZ. Call TiVo (assuming you have one). Complain to your local cable regulatory body (see http://www.wutc.wa.gov/webdocs.nsf/0...3?OpenDocument
). Make this show up on Verizon's radar and force them to issue an explanation as to why they went from no CP to putting it on random channels (but not
all channels >100).
So far, we know it affects WA, OR and possibly IN. It doesn't appear to affect MA and other areas not being transitioned to Frontier Communications.
Here are the channels that (for me) suddenly have copy protection (started 6/8) when I never saw it on any of my channels on Extreme HD prior to that date.
100 CNN, 102 CNBC, 105 CNNI, 120 DSCP, 191 G4, 569 HDNET 104 BLOOM, 128 HISTP, 140 LIFEP, 141 LMN, 53 FXP,71 ESPNCL, 101 HLN, 127 HI, 165 HGTVP, 190 COMEDYP, 250 DISNP, 602 CNBCHD, 780 DISNHD, 221 CMTVP, 189 BBCA
This really sucks. Tonight "The Pixar Story" aired on CNBC and I'll likely want to archive it by transferring to my PC, but now CNBC has !#@#$ copy protection on it!
I'm angry. So far, the calls to VZ have been wasted effort. I have to re-explain CCI bytes, the net effect, point them www.tivo.com/copyprotection
, etc. and get back "yeah, we know about it... we're working on it" to "it's not us. Blame TiVo" even though I tell them that there was no CP before 6/7.
An email to them last night via their support page was worthless. It resulted in a generic reply telling me to call their repair number. Duh... I've been calling support.