Many of us who could record from our firewire equiped cable boxes can no longer do so. A firmware upgrade has been unknowingly placed on our cable boxes, and has effectively crippled the firewire.
I filed my complaint with the FCC http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/complaints.html
, and sugget you all do the same. If we consolidate we have a better chance of solving this problem. Here is an excerpt from mine:
...Recently, and this is my second complaint in this letter, firmware updates by cable
ops or box manufacturers, or both, in a conspiracy, have made recording
to PCs from cable boxes via firewire inoperative. Don't know if this was done
accidentaly or on purpose by cable ops. If on purpose, do they have
the right to block us from recording to our PCs? If so, why? Anyone
can buy a $50 USB tuner for their laptop and record OTA at will. What
is the difference? If accidental, what rights do I have to restore box to
the way it was? Recent post from attached thread shows that the
practice of sending out firmware upgrades that disable firewire is
widespread( ie it is being done by the two big cable box
manufactureres-Motorola, and Scientific Atlanta. So ultimately Time
Warner, Comcast Cable, and the like would be liable?http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/archi...3695-p-15.html
Again, what recorse do we have ???...