The Dumb One
Yes it is true. I tiny majority will have ever heard of them. I haven't. Are those Freeview/Freesat boxes? Neither, I suspect, have 95+% of the population who go to Currys and buy a Freeview/Freesat PVR.
It is a bit strange that you can obtain these tuners - plug into your PC and you can record and save. With most Freeview boxes can you even save StdDef? I suppose the media companies (especially in the US) will moan about piracy reducing the sales of DVD/Blu-ray. So they clamp down on the PVR manufacturers, forgetting that plug in tuners are available.I remain baffled... given that the material (even HD) is transmitted in the clear, and is trivial to record given a DVB PCI or USB tuner, and a PC, what exactly is the point of all this?
It's not even as though they can argue that only a few people can do that, but the masses can't: isn't it true that you can buy pre-configured OpenElec/XMBC boxes now?
Yes, never heard of OpenElec/XMBC either.... tiny majority will have ever heard of them. I haven't. Are those Freeview/Freesat boxes?
where you could read 'USB drive' for 'Downloads'. Even so, might be worth checking whether .ts file is still encrypted....I was permitted to FTP them to the 'Downloads' folder, then found that I could move it to the 'Videos' folder, but this only moved the TS file, the NTS, HJM, & HJTSM files remained in the 'Downloads' folder.