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A Question for TiVo

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by k2ue, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. k2ue

    k2ue Retired RF Engineer

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    Why does TiVo prevent the transfer of protected programs THAT HAVE NEVER BEEN VIEWED? How can it be any kind of abuse to viewing restrictions to simply MOVE an UNVIEWED program to another TiVo for viewing? This is obvious and logical -- what can the counter arguement possibly be??? Those of us who suffer with TW want to know. . .
     
  2. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    It's not up to TiVo. The restrictions are set by the providers.
     
  3. k2ue

    k2ue Retired RF Engineer

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    You are missing my point, moving a recording from point A to B within the same residence is NOT A COPY, there are not TWO (TiVo can assure that), and they have not NOT LEFT THE PREMISES.
     
  4. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    If you have series 4 or later or TiVo Mini as a client then you can use MRS to view, so just upgrade from your old series 3 or earlier and problem solved.
     
  5. jrtroo

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    Tivo has not created a "move" protocol. Transfer (which leaves a copy on two machines) and stream (which leaves a copy on the first machine) work as designed, but are limited by the protocols set up in the cablecard standards. You may not personally consider something a "copy", but the standards do.

    The new stream offerings are meant to get around the various restrictions from the likes of TW, its not clear to me why this would not work in nearly every scenario with the stream-capable boxes. (Amazon downloads apparently will not stream)
     
  6. k2ue

    k2ue Retired RF Engineer

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    That does not solve the problem of equipment upgrades -- I have 1.5GB on an XL4 that I can't move to a new Roamio Pro. Almost all other cable companies allow moves, so it's NOT the program suppliers objecting, and TW is probably just try trying to cover thir butt, so why is TiVo interpreting the NO COPY in the most restrictive way, rather than the spirit of the restriction -- a COPY means there are TWO -- they can make sure there is only one ONE.
     
  7. k2ue

    k2ue Retired RF Engineer

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    So WHY NOT a MOVE protocol???
     
  8. dianebrat

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    Tivo's don't "move" Premieres and newer CAN and do stream, and that is acceptable to the providers, so that's a solution to your issue that is in play now.
     
  9. jrtroo

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    Most likely due to their concentration on streaming, which has more applications, and thus more sales potential, than creating a "move" functionality.

    Not saying you would not find it useful, I see now how it could help with upgrades, but it certainly has little of the wow factor of streaming. Plus, if your box was lifetime, you could stream content from it until it died.
     
  10. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    You could ask the same thing about other things that are even more directly under TiVo control (not bound by CableLabs DRM). Why not allow moving your season passes, wishlists, thumbs, settings, etc. to the new TiVo? It could be done but it hasn't.
     
  11. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    In a recent survey I took they mentioned the possibility of being able to move protected recordings to an iPad. Specifically it asked if I would be interested in such a feature even if it meant the original was deleted from the TiVo and the iPad copy could not be moved back. So it seems they are at least considering a move protocol. Although it's not clear if it would also work TiVo to TiVo.
     
  12. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    The problem is how TW sets the flags on the recording. It would be illegal for TiVo to do anything else but adhere to what TW designates.
     
  13. ajwees41

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    What cable companies allow it? Cox doesn't
     
  14. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    It's pretty simple.

    We have been complaining for YEARS for TiVo to make a move protocol, and they still haven't implemented one.
    Instead, TiVo keeps browning their noses with the cable companies.
    And now that streaming is available with the newer DVRs, I'd say we have a snowball's chance in hell of ever getting a move protocol.
    TiVo would rather have you upgrade if you want more functionality.

    If it will make you feel better, you can make a request for a move function here:

    http://advisors.tivo.com/wix5/p2272893819.aspx

    ... but I wouldn't get my hopes up if I were you.
     
  15. DaveDFW

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    Not the way Cable Labs defines copies. Broadcasts that are flagged 0x02 are allowed one copy only, and simply recording that broadcast on your Tivo constitutes your one allowed copy.

    An attempt to "move" your copy to another device has the effect of creating another copy, which isn't allowed by 0x02.

    This was a big deal for Tivo users before MRS came along, because your only multi-room viewing option required the use of extra copies, which were forbidden for users with providers like TWC who routinely set 0x02 on everything.

    I'd say that because Tivo has implemented MRS which doesn't care about copy protection that they consider their work complete. I doubt we'll ever see a Cable Labs-compliant "move" operation which respects the "copy once" restrictions.
     
  16. csell

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    There have been a few posts about Tivo not caring because it has other options (MRS). However, they should care because of users like myself and the OP. I have a TivoHD. I want to badly upgrade to the newest Tivo but I am not because I have too many shows on my existing Tivo and they are all copyrighted so I can't move them. So more than likely I will just stay with the TivoHD until it dies. So Tivo is in fact losing out. And a simply Move protocol to take the show from the TivoHD and move it would solve everything. There should be no copyright issue as the copy on the TivoHD would no longer exist and you are still only dealing with one copy.
     
  17. CrispyCritter

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    But it's not a copyright issue to TiVo at all. It's a cablecard standards issue, which TiVo has no choice about obeying. The cablecard standards do not allow a show to be moved in their present form.

    To change this, you need to write to the controllers of CableLabs (ie, Comcast, TimeWarner, etc) and ask them to change the certification procedure for devices which contain cablecards.
     
  18. Dan203

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    Actually there is a loophole in the standard that would allow a protected show to be moved provided it is never accessible on two devices at once. The CCI byte prevents the device from creating another copy of the show, it does not specifically prohibit moving the copy you have to another authorized device. It's similar to the streaming loophole. There is no specific rule that allows streaming, but they can do it because they're not technically creating a second copy of the show they're simply playing the original copy in a secondary location.

    This is all sort of a gray area and really we wont know if CableLabs has a problem with it until someone like TiVo tries to get away with it and sees how they respond.
     
  19. CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

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    My understanding is the CCI standard has the "loophole" as you state, but the cablecard regulations only allow transfers through approved methods, and CableLabs has never established any approved methods for "moving" a protected show. It looked like they were opening the door for a firewire method that did this and other things, but then never followed through on it. So until they establish an approved method, any device that allows "moving" is automatically not compliant.

    I agree that Cablelabs has the power to change their certification process and accept a "moving" process - the FCC CCI standard is not a problem. But they don't have any incentive to at this point - cablecards are not the solution of the future.

    I last looked into this in detail 5-6 years ago, so they might have changed things, but I think someone would have brought that up here if they had.
     
  20. jrtroo

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    While the protocol is easy to describe, if it were easy to implement it would have been done previously.
     

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