CGMS-A? Prohibited Recording "Too Late w/ Adam Carolla"

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by RAVENSmad, Nov 10, 2005.

  1. RAVENSmad

    RAVENSmad Guest

    Analog flag (CGMS-A) is blocking any recording of this show (ex. 09NOV05):

    "Too Late With Adam Carolla was not recorded. Recording of this content is
    prohibited by the content provider."

    Ever since Update Rollup 2, nearly every show when it's recording says its
    copy-protected and after the recording never mentions whether or not it's
    protected. Now you can't record some at all. What is going on? Is this
    going to spread and am I going to have to say buh-bye to MS MCE 2K5? If you
    can't use the software to record shows, what good is it? People pay good
    money, and quite a lot of it for MCE computers; so why can't we
    record/watch/delete shows? Are cable/sat comp. who provide their own DVRs
    limited by this restriction? Am I going to be forced to abandon MS and find
    an alternative that doesn't have this problem? I think these restrictions
    will cause a serious fallout with consumers. I was going to buy an XBOX360,
    in part for its MCE capabilities, but I won't if this cont. and/or expands.
    Is there anyway around this? Will Vista's MCE have the same problems?

    Any help, comments, suggestions, and explanations would be extremely
    RAVENSmad, Nov 10, 2005
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  2. There is a known bug with copy protection, but I've not heard of it
    happening on Comedy Central (that's the channel, right?). In some cases this
    may be caused by the cable company itself adding the flags when they
    shouldn't might contact them and complain. In the meantime, rest
    assured that Microsoft is looking at the problem.

    Dana Cline - MCE MVP
    Dana Cline - MVP, Nov 10, 2005
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    Rach Guest

    Actually. it's TLC which really surprises me.

    Rach, Nov 10, 2005
  4. That's why I figured it may be his cable company inserting those bits. The
    only channels I remember hearing of with this issue were HBO and Showtime...

    Dana Cline - MCE MVP
    Dana Cline - MVP, Nov 10, 2005
  5. In cases where a non-premium movie channel is coming up as copy protected, I
    recommend updating the TV tuner card drivers - it's possible/likely that the
    tuner is misdetecting whether the channel is copy protected.
    Todd Bowra [MSFT], Nov 11, 2005
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    JD Guest

    JD, Nov 11, 2005
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