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Anyone else getting copy protection flag messages from ATI digital VCR?

Discussion in 'ATI' started by Don Wells, Dec 27, 2003.

  1. Don Wells

    Don Wells Guest

    I just started getting error messages from TY 8.7 that I can not
    record broadcast TV anymore. I only know that some new law has come
    out. Anyone else know anyting about this?
    Don Wells, Dec 27, 2003
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  2. Don Wells

    J.Clarke Guest

    What is "TY 8.7"? And what is the exact message?

    There is no "new law" (in the US anyway) that affects anything that any
    input on an ATI board can capture. The only "new law" that has come
    about recently requires the capability to put a protection flag on HD
    digital broadcast-no broadcasters are actually doing this and in any
    case ATI does not make a board which can capture HD digital broadcast.
    J.Clarke, Dec 27, 2003
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  3. Don Wells

    casino_boy Guest

    Are you saying the AIW can't record Digital Cable broadcasts? I
    thought if you bypass the ATI analog tuner and use your cable box as
    the tuner in conjunction with a s-video hookup you could? Or maybe i'm
    misinturpreting your response?
    casino_boy, Dec 28, 2003
  4. Don Wells

    Darthy Guest

    But its what the broadcasters want.. eventually! Its GONNA SUCK!!

    Imagine... you're out of town or at work, and you CANT RECORED your TV
    show to watch later because ABC tags it as a NO RECORD!
    Darthy, Dec 28, 2003
  5. Don Wells

    J.Clarke Guest

    On 28 Dec 2003 00:34:11 -0800
    I didn't say anything about cable. The "new law" applies to high
    definition over the air transmissions, not to digital cable. While it
    is possible to down-convert a high definition signal to composite or
    S-video, you end up with standard definition so there's no real point to
    it. In any case, such a signal will be sufficiently degraded that the
    content providers are unlikely to worry any more about it than they do
    about any other analog TV transmission.
    J.Clarke, Dec 28, 2003
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