Even recording an LP to tape for use in the car is (strictly) illegal, but nobody will come chasing you for it because the damages are minuscule and there is a general expectation of "fair use". Copyright holders are far more concerned about the sharing of their proprietary content that is made possible by the Internet, and therefore circumvents their means to make money (which ultimately bites everybody, because unless the content providers can generate revenue they can't create content in the first place).Not intending to do this illegally. Just more for convenience
I postulated that the introduction of digital broadcasting would provide the means to turn broadcast TV into a subscription service, although that has yet to happen. Moving everything to Internet delivery would create a requirement for a huge increase in delivery capacity - frankly, the existing amount of video delivery via Internet is already slowing the Internet to a crawl, and if the video companies fund the infrastructure we can expect their content delivery to be given priority over other traffic (such as browsing this forum).I fear for the future where humax will be rendered useless in favour for streaming everything online!
Really? So you are saying that the cr@p that comes out of the MPEG decoder on some channels is exactly the same as what goes in?The problem with digital transmission (either broadcast or Internet) is that there is no degradation in the signal path, so a recording is as good as the original - and it can be made available as if it were an original
I know that, but as long as the recording process intercepts the encoded data stream it doesn't incur any additional encoding-decoding steps and therefore does not suffer any further degradation. The worst case is intercepting the post-decode stream on the HDMI and then re-encoding it to a compressed form, in which case the level of further degradation is entirely dependent on the quality of the encoding at that stage.Really? So you are saying that the cr@p that comes out of the MPEG decoder on some channels is exactly the same as what goes in?