I’ve been meaning to explain this acronym for a while, and a recent announcement from the DLNA (who create some of the standards that are supposed to make home streaming simpler) is probably as good a reason as any. Regular readers will recall that I’ve seen various recorders over recent months that have fairly advanced… Read More Technology to watch out for: DTCP-IP
Back in November, I wrote about why, if some publishers have their way, you may have to visit a library in person to borrow an eBook. You may perhaps have thought that the lunacy of traditional publishing when faced with new technology had excelled itself there, but think again. A new policy from HarperCollins –… Read More You can’t borrow that eBook – it’s worn out!
According to my sources at the BBC, an update to the FreeviewHD programme guide data is being rolled out at the moment. This update is the implementation of the Huffman-encoded EPG tables, which are part of the Freeview HD content protection system that I’ve written about here and here. The theory is that as part… Read More FreeviewHD Content protection rolled out
Some of the most significant complaints about the content control system on FreeviewHD have been from the open source movement, who feel that they’ll be unnecessarily locked out of making equipment. I must say that I think some of the quotes have been rather over-eggging the pudding, suggesting that there’s an army out there of… Read More FreeviewHD content control – don’t panic
Register Hardware has just published a news story I wrote about content control on Freeview HD. What does this mean for the punter? Well, in real terms, I suspect very little. As you can see from the story, there won’t be any restrictions on your ability to record if you have a Freeview HD PVR.… Read More Content control on FreeviewHD