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Is it time for a class action lawsuit against Comcast for copy protection?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by thekitten, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    Comcast does not protect anything but the movie channels per corporate policy, so if the local is doing something different escalate the issue to corporate.

    You're nuts if you think suing them (or TWC, or Brighthouse, who HAVE a corporate policy to protect everything but the locals) will get anywhere. IIRC the FCC says that only the locals have to be kept in the clear.

    Finally, Tivo is not going to update the S3 software to allow streaming to get around this issue - if they were going to do it they would have done so when it was released for the S4s.
     
  2. EVizzle

    EVizzle ^^MacGvyer^^

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    Really awful experience today with copy protection. I subscribe to NHL Gamecenter, but with the Center Ice trial I figured I would see how that service works in conjunction with a TiVo (xl4). I recorded two games plus the local game from FoxSportsNorth and watched the local game first, and noticed a 24hr window needed to view. Oh yeah, now I remember why I don't subscribe...

    Anyway, after watching the local game, no more than 6 hours after the games aired, they were gone. Not 24, not 12, but 6 hours after they aired they were not watchable.
     
  3. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    That's normal and expected - those are considered to be PPV channels and are set to copy never, so you better watch them fast.
     

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