In case you didn’t already know, broadcasters can slip “flags” into TV shows telling your DVR to not record it or to delete it when it hits an expiration date. TiVo users last had a run-in with the auto-delete flag a couple years ago (Media Centre users had a more recent taste), but it looks like it’s back and haunting Star Trek fans.
Jeff recorded one of his favourite episodes of Star Trek at 1PM and got the message above, giving him a whole 2 1/2 hours to watch it. Last time, the flag was a gltich–it’s probably the case here, too, since the TiVo Copy Protection site doesn’t even exist. Still, it’s a nice reminder your magic box really only has as much as power as the broadcasters generously decide grant it. [PVR Blog]