April 15th is not my favorite day of the year. I doubt it's yours, either. But the IRS is not the only acronym you need to start worrying about on that date. This year, your DirecTV digital video recorder will be getting the DRM treatment for pay-per-view content on April 15th. The days of recording and watching entirely at your leisure are over.
Under the new policy when you purchase PPV movies, sporting events, etc., you’ll have 24-hours to finish watching it, after which time it will expire and if you want to watch it again you’ll need to pay for it again.
The same rule applies to things you’ve started watching but haven’t finished–once you pay for something the 24-hour clock starts ticking.
Not the end of the world, but certainly not as convenient as before. PPVDVRDRM from DirecTV. It even looks like a swear in Latin.