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shodobe

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Quicke question. What does it mean by "limited recording" when you click on buying a PV movie? Can you transfer to your EHD for viewing later or do you have a certain amt of time to watch it before it goes away? Thanks
 
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jmccurrytech

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It means once you start the movie you have 24hrs to view it. They have an expiration day of Im thinking ~ 6 months, so if you dont watch it by then, you're out of luck.
 
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shodobe

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Thanks guys. I usually don't watch anything within 24hrs, so these free PPV coupons are kind of a waste for me.
 

dlsnyder

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You can send them to the EHD but they still expire. I had a copy of some PPV that my wife rented from around December 2008 on my EHD. She tried to play it a couple of weeks ago and got a message that it had expired. She could still delete it, and did.
 

jmccurrytech

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Nope, I got curious and today rented, recorded and successfully transferred Halloween II in HD from one of the HD PPV channels. So the statement that you cannot transfer PPV events to the EHD is not accurate.

Halloween II doesn't have copy restrictions on it. I selected it on channel 538 and it doesn't say "Limited Recording"
 

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Dish to begin DRM on PPV May 6th
Pay-Per-View (PPV) Services Subject to Digital Rights Management

DISH Network has been asked to comply with industry standards which require us to make some changes to our Pay-Per-View (PPV) services. These standards apply to ALL TV-service providers and are not unique to DISH Network.

These new standards will only affect some PPV movies that are recorded on or after May 6, 2008 by DISH Network subscribers. Any movies or events recorded by DISH Network customers before May 6, 2008 will not be affected.

How do these new standards affect PPV movie services effective May 6, 2008?

• Limited Recording – The amount of time PPV movies can be kept on a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) will be restricted.

24-hour window – Once customers begin to playback a recorded PPV movie from their DVR, they have 24 hours to pause and finish watching it, and may also watch it for an unlimited number of times within that period (if the entire 24-hour period is within the license window of the movie – please refer to the “License Window” section below for more information).

After the 24-hour window – After the 24-hour time period, customers will be able to see the title of the movie in the “My Recordings” section of their DishDVR, but will not be able to view it; they will also be prompted to delete the movie/event from their DVR. If the customer does not delete the movie, the title will remain in “My Recordings” but customers will not be able to view it.

• License Window – The license window is the length of time that a movie may air on PPV. License window time durations differ but average between 3 to 6 months. A movie with limited recording will not be available to view once the license window is over.

If the license window expires before DVR playback begins, the customer will not able to view the recording, and will be prompted to delete the movie.

• External Hard Drive – If a customer moves a movie to their external hard drive, DRM restrictions still apply.
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MikeD-C05

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I can tell you that DRM is working. Any pay per view movie I recorded and moved to my external hard drive is still not watchable after a certain amount of time.
 

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Halloween II doesn't have copy restrictions on it. I selected it on channel 538 and it doesn't say "Limited Recording"

Correct, that was my point. The statement was that you could no longer move PPV movies to the EHD to watch later without an expiration. That statement is only true for the ones marked "Limited Recording". As of right now the limited recordings account for 13 of the 19 movies they have in PPV (just over 2/3). This changes often and really just depends what movies are up. So to be clear there are no restrictions on movement or expiration for the non-limited recording events (as I said before).
 

sbsi

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Can DVR movies be transfer to DVD-R (DVD) using a DVD Recorder?

Halloween 2 was a terrible movie. 1 stars.
 
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