There are several conflicting posts in this thread, so I'm going to pose three simple questions.
1. HD premium content: is this, or is this NOT, going to be possible with OCUR on Vista Media Center? I didn't say, "watch it on my 28 other computers", just on the box which recorded it in the first place.
2. HD non-premium content: will it be possible to watch this content, provided it has no "copy protect flag" (eg. CGMS, etc) on other computers?
3. SD content (premium or otherwise): will it be possible to watch non-copy protected content on other devices?
For context, I currently have ATSC programming recorded on my living room computer (Vista), which I can watch on the computers in my study. I used to have DirecTV (SD only) which I could do the same with. If getting an OCUR certified system for my living room completely removes my ability to watch ANY of its content in my study, whether copy protected or not, whether ICT / CIT flagged or not, then it makes this whole argument rather moot.
I have read this thread carefully and there are contradictions between various posters. Therefore I don't know if I want to shell out $2k+ for a new box or not.
I *do* know that, for my circumstances, going with DirecTV or Dish Network STB's is ridiculously expensive, and Comcast has the world's worst performing STB evah, based on using my mother's Comcast PVR. (Really, having to wait 15 seconds for a response form a keypress on the remote is shameful.)
Thanks for your input!