Originally Posted by AndrewFG
Why would this be a problem? If the TV is capable of displaying an off air (or off sats or cable) digital broadcast stream live in real time, then it should be absolutely no problem to save the exact same bytes to an external HDD and then replay those same bytes at a later time through the display.
(And if the TV could not display the broadcast in the first place, then you anyway have a complete different problem on your hands...)
Well that is the beauty of the (European) Sony HX850; if you want to use the feature then you obviously have to buy your own HDD and plug it into the USB port, whereas if you don't want the feature you can save this money.
(And anyway given the market price for USB HDDs nowadays, this is hardly a big deal...)
Originally Posted by mabrandt
Can it record more than one station at a time or record one show while watching another? I would think not unless it had multiple tuners, but who knows.
I would love to hack into that feature.
but here in the USA we have DH$. (department of home/land $ecurity) few even on AVS talk about recent laws passed.
but due to george bush 2006 law passed on what was called anti-piracy (going on during the pirated shipping off West Africa)
laws. also included TV shows broadcasted by satellite. these laws were just recently enhanced by the Obama admin.
this was signed into law around this Feb.
the gist of it:
basically we are not allowed to have any copy of any movie or TV show on our phones, computers or tablets.
that is the way the law is the way it was written. so many people here on AVS have large drives holding all their
DVD, Bluray or digital copies of movies on them. I for one would not want to even publish I ever owned one.
funny thing is you can still buy movies and download them to tablets or phones. they even still sell UV and digital
copies along with the BR packages sold everwhere.
so feel lucky that you are in a free country that allows you to do it legally.
when I lived in California we had a PBS station that on Saturday night would broadcast two uncut (now cut, religous folks got in
and edit out fine sex parts) old movies commercial free at 1080i but so much better quality than over the air...almost anything and
far superior PQ than any cable or satellite.
I could go on about edited or blocked out movies even on sat, cable or BR disc versions but that would need another forum.....it is sad.
bring back the three stooges "The Boys go to College."