Trade group: video output limits will hit millions of HDTVs

It seems the MPAA is at it again.  This time it could eliminate the possibility of using a HDPVR to record the shows you love.


The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
says that, if the Federal Communications Commission gives Hollywood a
waiver on Selectable Output Control, 20 million HDTV sets will cease to
function as they did when they were bought by U.S. consumers. These
controls limit the ability of consumers to send a broadcast to both
their sets and other devices, but current FCC policy prohibits SOC use.
The request for a waiver from that policy comes from the Motion Picture
Association of America (MPAA).