Aren’t Pay-Per-View movies or other regular television programs broadcast with Macrovision protection?
No. Only commercial recordings such as DVDs or VHS tapes from major studios have Macrovision protection. 30. On my Panasonic unit, I am seeing the Macrovision warning when recording from regular TV broadcasts. This is a known bug. If you are seeing this and you can still return your unit, I would do that. The ReplayTV branded units handle Macrovision differently and do not do this. Apparently some signals on some cable systems appear to be Macrovision-encoded to the Showstoppers even when they are not. If you are having this problem, it will likely be ongoing on that channel. Another option might be to get a filter which cleans the signal on its way into the Showstopper. Some people have used their VCR for this purpose.