Friday, June 13, 2003

Silicon Valley - Dan Gillmor's eJournal - Hollywood Cripples Third Party's Personal Video Recorder

Silicon Valley - Dan Gillmor's eJournal - Hollywood Cripples Third Party's Personal Video Recorder "Mercury News: Latest version of ReplayTV cuts ability to share shows, skip ads. Digital Networks said the company decided to make peace with the entertainment industry by removing the offending features in the ReplayTV 5500 series. These devices feature a ``QuickSkip'' button that lets consumers jump over sections of a recorded program in 30-second increments, and fast-forward at up to 20 times the normal speed."

Inevitable, for commercial TV, I'm afraid...
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