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 May 19, 2008 - 12:40 PM - by Michael
* MS betrays customers (big surprise?)

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MS's come out and admitted they are looking over your shoulder and preventing you from using your hardware as intended if you've got Vista Media Center Edition:

The courts struck down the FCC's proposal in 2005, saying the regulator lacked the authority to tell electronics makers how to interpret the signals they receive. Since then, Microsoft and other manufacturers have retained the option of whether to honor the flags.

News that the world's largest software maker has voluntarily agreed to help broadcasters control the recording of their shows is bound to outrage enthusiasts of digital video recorders, as it represents the biggest threat to the practice known as time shifting since the FCC's attempt to require flag adherence.
Strike one against Vista Media Center...
 

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