Microsoft have created a FAQ explaining the situation regarding the upcoming ATI digital cable firmware. It looks like that with the exception of SDV support Windows Vista uses will have the same benefits as Windows 7 users from the updated firmware including the relaxed copy protection
It also explains how to enable Switched Digital Video in Windows 7
We heard Microsoft made some announcements regarding digital cable at CEDIA Expo 2009. What were they?
- Windows Media Center includes support for Switched Digital Video (SDV).
- A new tool is being made available that will allow you to add a digital cable tuner with CableCARD™ support to a Windows 7 PC.
- You can enjoy more portability for digital cable TV recordings that are marked by the broadcaster as “Copy Freely”.
Ian Dixon is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), founder of TheDigitalLifestyle.com tech site and producer of the weekly The Digital Lifestyle Show podcast. Ian has been writing and talking about Windows for over 10 years and has over 20 years in IT as an IT Manager. Ian has thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook and over 4 million views on his YouTube channel.