Originally Posted by Arative
I'm kind of angry that Charter choo
se to encrypt the local stations. Makes the 4 qam tuners I have in my media center useless
Yeah, that pissed me off, too. However, I'm going to get an antenna and hopefully put them back to use, in the process making it easier to cut the cord if I want.
Originally Posted by mgkdragn
If anyone knows of any DVR made by anyone that allows recordings from one unit to the other, I'd pay a dollar for that ..
The two most popular flags used are Copy Freely and Copy Once. Copy Freely is essentially no flag at all, while Copy Once means that a DVR can make one copy, but no more copies can be made. The best examples of these in use are in regard to the TiVo and Windows Media Center. A show that is marked Copy Once can not be transferred to another TiVo via the Multi-Room Viewing feature and can not be transferred to the computer via TiVoToGo. In regard to Windows Media Center, shows marked Copy Once can only be played on the same PC in which they were recorded and the directly connected Extenders for Media Center like the Xbox 360
Fortunately Charter marks all basic and expanded channels Copy Freely
. I think the extra tiers may also be marked this way, but I don't subscribe to any so I can't check. Premiums are marked Copy Once according to Charter
. So if the DVR doesn't allow transfers of the Copy Freely stuff, then it's the DVR's fault. I have a multi-room MythTV setup. Recordings from my HDHomeRun Prime are dumped right to my hard disk unencrypted/DRM-free, so I can watch them anywhere, transcode for DVD, save to another drive, etc.