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Restricted content and hardware DRM

Kevin C. Tofel

So wouldn't it totally blow if you recorded an over-the-air program only to later see a "Restricted Content" error message when you decided to watch it? It hasn't happened via ATSC yet (that we know of), but it just happened to Ed Bott with some HBO recordings. Before we throw everyone in a tizzy, there's no new evil DRM at work here. Turns out there's some old evil DRM at work here: within WMCE, if you change hardware, the DRM system may not exactly work correctly. We mentioned this concern last year when discussing Microsoft Vista, but we didn't expect it to bite us in WMCE 2005. If you do something radical, you know, like update your WMCE with a new graphics card, you might want to check out the workaround.

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