HBO says you are permitted to record a movie shown on HBO, but no additional copy may be made of that recording. But the Sony DVD recorder (which I just returned to Best Buy) would not let me. My older DVD recorder did so without a problem. Are there DVD recorders out there, being sold today, which will permit you to record movies from HBO (and Showtime and Cinimax and Starz, etc) from DirecTV?
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