1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Nokia 221T glitch?

Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by jl747sp, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. jl747sp

    jl747sp
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I've just bought a Toshiba RDXS30 HDD recorder and connected it to my Nokia 221T set top box as described.

    When I try to record any digital TV however the set stops after just 4 seconds and the recorder displays the message 'Source content is copy protected. Recording has been paused. ' This happens with any programme ,including clearly non-protected material such as news and adverts!

    Toshiba themselves are baffled and suggest the set top box as a possible source of the problem.

    The DVD Forum correspondants also suggest this forum's contributors may have the answer!!

    Recording analoge TV is fine with no problems.
     
  2. AOD

    AOD
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2001
    Messages:
    707
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +4
    I saw a posting about this recently elsewhere, I'll try and track it down, in the meantime, here's a brief summary.

    The root cause is the MPEG encoders being used for broadcast purposes. These are putting a signal into the broadcast stream that is triggering the "anti-copying" functionality by mistake. Supposedly the encoders should be receiving an update to their firmware, but I don't think it's happened yet.

    You might want to pass this information along to Toshiba, perhaps they can put a bit more pressure on the broadcasters to sort out their equipment. It will also help them deal with irate customers as well.

    Good luck!

    PS. Do you live outside of London by any chance?
     
  3. jl747sp

    jl747sp
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Sorted!

    I rang Nokia who suggested I download the latest freeview softwear v1.5 and install on my settop box through my PC-I did,and I can now record everything digital and analogue.Brilliant.

    I live in NE London- freeviw reception is generally good with just Ch 5 and BBC radio 1-4 coming and going with the weather! And that's with my original 20 year old aerial.
     
  4. AOD

    AOD
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2001
    Messages:
    707
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +4
    Glad to hear you resolved your issue.

    I wonder what Nokia changed to get round this? Probably made sure that the box wouldn't output the "dodgy" signal, causing the copy protection to kick in.

    Lets hope for other users that the BBC gets it hardware sorted out pronto.
     

Share This Page

Loading...