October 11, 2006 | By Derek Slater

Macrovision DRM Still Screws TiVo Users

Last year, TiVo users experienced glitches that auto-erased recorded content. The culprit was Macrovision DRM, and it's back and as bad as ever in TiVo Series 3 for HD. CNet documents brand new errors that prevented viewing and recording content. (Link via BoingBoing.)

Unfortunately, glitches like this are only part of Series 3 users' worries. Hollywood and cable providers have forced TiVo to remove TiVoToGo and implement a host of DRM restrictions in this device. If a program is marked as "copy never" or "copy once," your TiVo must obey -- it doesn't matter whether the copy limit was put there on purpose by the cable provider or was a technical error, as in CNet's case.

Learn more about these restrictions in our new white paper, "Who Killed TiVoToGo?"


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