A first hand look at SDV and Copy Freely support in Windows 7 Media Center

If the CEPro article didn’t fill your appetite of the new ATI firmware news, EngadgetHD has even more screenshots and images of the firmware in action to tease you until it’s released…or leaked, whichever comes first. My money is on leaked considering there’s still a month until official Windows7 launch.


The first of two improvements is the fact that if the cable provider marks a program as Copy Freely, then there is NO DRM on your recording. And secondly support was added for Cisco and Motorola Tuning Adapters — requires Windows 7, but does add support for channels delivered via SDV. The first one applies to everyone and will be a big deal for most, but if SDV has been eating through your HD offerings, then both couldn’t get here fast enough.