I get Toshiba Error Code E25 "This program cannot be recorded" though I have been recording these stations (all PBS) for years. PBS says nothing has changed on their end. Any suggestions?
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You need to describe how you're getting PBS - cable box, satellite box, over the air, or some other method I can't think of.
Via Comcast cable.
Sounds like comcast has a copy protect flag on it. Is it an HD channel? If so try a non-HD PBS channel and see if you get the same result.
--dES"You can observe a lot by watching." - Yogi Bera
No, it was just a regular Comcast channel. They are in the process of encrypting all the stations, they say, because of the FCC. But it very conveniently requires all Comcast users who want to record to have to rent the Comcast DVR for $17.95 a month.
You are quite right that Comcast absolutely wants to force you to buy their DVR to record shows from their service and there's not a thing you or anyone else can do to stop them since what they are doing is (unfortunately) legal.
I am wondering if mzonta might have luck if he tries using the composite video line out of the box to the Toshiba recorder. I know the 'do not copy flag' can come down that route too, but may be worth a shot.
In the past I have had luck using one of my AV Toolbox AVT-8710 TBC using s-video or composite out to the TBC and out to the recorder. This is how I get 'important' things from my DVR to a recorder.
I know that is a pricey fix but there may be similar, but less expensive options.
Last edited by Des; 4th Oct 2013 at 21:06. Reason: too many typos"You can observe a lot by watching." - Yogi Bera