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Verizon Fios now copyprotecting EVERYTHING ?

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by mayeri, Dec 7, 2018 at 6:02 AM.

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  1. mayeri

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    According to my Tivo Premiere (software version 20.7.4.RC42-746-2-746 ) & kmttg (v 2.4j) it seems that Verizon FIOS in NYC is setting the copyprotection flag on EVERYTHING. I first noticed it first
    on the 12/6 Big Bang Theory. Then I noticed this morning SYFY's Nightflyers also had it.
    I just tried recording the ABC local morning news, and it also is tagged copyprotected.

    I thought it might be a glitch on my tivo, but reboot did not resolve it. A new recording of
    the local news was still copyprotected.

    Anyone know anything more (preferably how to get this reversed/fixed) ?
     
  2. mayeri

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  3. mayeri

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    I don't know what was going on before, but additional testing indicated it was a problem with my laptop & kmttg. All the recordings that kmttg was reporting as copyprotected before are now downloading successfully. Most strange.
     
  4. Teeps

    Teeps Well-Known Member

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    I've had this happen with timewarner, a couple of times.
    My guess is someone flips the copy protection switch; then realize they mistaked and flip it back.
     
  5. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    That would not affect items already recorded. The flag is varied with the recording.
     
  6. rdrrepair

    rdrrepair Or, Bill Knapp

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    FIOS here. Not seeing what you're reporting.
     
  7. DVR_Dave

    DVR_Dave Well-Known Member

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    See post #3.
     
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  8. rdrrepair

    rdrrepair Or, Bill Knapp

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    I'd be seriously po'd if this was ever the case. I left Time Warner right when they started doing that for many of their shows. This was back when my only option to view another TiVo's recording was to transfer. Don't miss the S2-S3 days.
     

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