What happens when NBC makes a mistake that causes your Vista Media Center to miss capturing your favorite shows? Luckily, Microsoft jumps in to save the day. Imagine that! What's up with these broadcast flags?
In a report posted on Engadget, NBC put a flag, unintentionally, on some over-the-air shows that caused Vista Media Center not to record the requested show. It was flagged with a "copy-never" flag, instead of a more common "copy-once" flag that would let it be recorded.
Analog cable and analog broadcast should never have this flag, intentionally or unintentionally. Microsoft issued a Windows update that lets Vista Media Center record anything coming in from air or analog cable.
CableCARD tuners or set-top-box via S-Video users will still be affected if a network inadvertently flags a show.
Good for Microsoft for responding so quickly to a problem — especially when it was someone else's fault! —Leslie Shapiro
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