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  1. Steve
    Steve September 20, 2008 at 9:28 pm |

    Damn, you sure do cry alot. How about getting back to blogging about interesting things and less about crap and no one cares about.

    Where the real is this information about cablelabs and drm anyway. My friend works there and hasn’t seen anything about what you are talking about.

  2. Christopher Price
    Christopher Price September 21, 2008 at 1:00 am |

    Record something on a Media Center CableCARD system (which doesn’t have ATSC/OTA antennas in the back of it), and then try to put that recording on your iPhone (or Zune, if you prefer).

    Oh, wait, it doesn’t work. Windows Media Center DRM locks down (which is not in accordance with current CableLabs policy). Now, try the same thing with a TiVo, or with a Clear QAM MCE system. Wait… wait… it works!

    Perhaps you should read (as in, search) the prior reporting where I picked all of this apart, and Chris Lanier (a decorated Microsoft MVP) responded, agreeing with me that it should be fixed… before you start saying that I “cry alot” (sic).

    Now, for those of you that have searched, and are still wondering why I am “crying” so much… it’s because Microsoft won’t even say “yes, we know you should be able to placeshift with a CableCARD system, and we’ll have a fix in (insert reasonable period of time here)”

    Microsoft won’t even acknowledge that CableLabs has ruled that CableCARD PCs should be able to placeshift content (provided the content itself does not have a DRM flag).

    Now, back to Steve, if your friend really does work at CableLabs, why don’t you have him/her get in touch with me… you know, be part of the solution, and not the problem. I’m more than happy to talk to anyone at CableLabs & Microsoft to try to get this fixed… because there sure are a lot of angry CableCARD PC owners.

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