[LINK] Vista and Do Not Record broadcast flags

Richard Chirgwin rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Wed Jun 18 07:53:45 EST 2008


I don't think the "loss of time shifting" is significant in this case. 
The actual adoption of Windows-based broadcast TV recording among 
mainstream users is pitifully small. It's easier in every way for Joe 
Sixpack to buy a black box hard disk recorder.

Hence, although in many ways I think Vista is a dead duck anyway, DNR 
flagging won't change its future one way or the other...

I can't get the excitement about media centres, myself. Quite simply, 
why would I rearrange the house or run cables just to hook the TV to the 
computer, when I can put the recorder where the TV is? PC-based Media 
Centres, whether Apple or Microsoft or Linux, have a specific target 
market: people for whom getting this sort of crap to work creates a 
sense of achievement which serves as a surrogate for the ability to do 
things that are actually useful ...

RC

Rick Welykochy wrote:
> stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:
>
>   
>>>> Vista is Honoring the ‘Do Not Record’ Broadcast Flag
>>>>         
>>> With each upgrade to Mac OS X, I get the feeling that Apple is complying
>>> more and more with the wishes of the entertainment moguls ..
>>>
>>> Do we have any examples of the "Do Not Record" flag in Aussie?
>>>
>>>       
>>>> the loss of (digital) time shifting will be significant for everyone?
>>>>         
>>> Has there been any copy protection scheme ever that has not been cracked?
>>>       
>> Excellent questions
>>     
>
> I'll posit some guesstimate answers.
>
> Do we have any examples of the "Do Not Record" flag in Aussie?
> No. This country won't do it for another 10 years.
>
> Has there been any copy protection scheme ever that has not been cracked?
> No.
>
>
> cheers
> rickw
>
>
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