[mythtv-users] We don't need no stinking surveys!

Calvin Mah ringojohn at gmail.com
Mon Jul 5 19:21:15 EDT 2004


Has a survey been sent out yet?  I don't mind filling one out.  The
service/data that zap2it provides is essencial to the smooth operation
of my mythtv.

On Mon, 5 Jul 2004 19:04:05 -0400, Tom Craddock <sigtom at sigtom.com> wrote:
> Well, where would the myth box (the initial one, the one that would share it
> with others thru a 'mesh') get the info?  It would have to have a connection
> to some machine somewhere that had the guide.  Since one person does it and
> its quite easy (your reminded when your sub is up every time you look at the
> Status screen) you or your customer would just have to open up a bookmark in
> your browser (assuming you browse the web) and fill out 3 questions.
> Family/customers may be slow or not willing at first to learn, but once
> shown how simple it is, there's no reason for not using the service as it
> is.
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bishop [mailto:bishop at platypus.bc.ca]
> Sent: Monday, July 05, 2004 6:00 PM
> Cc: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] We don't need no stinking surveys!
> 
> Folks,
> 
> Random question.  Have we figured a method through which mythtv itself
> can do the survey stuff, or do we still need a separate net machine?
> I'm thinking if we can encapsulate all that in the one box, the MAF will
> go up (Mom-approval factor, for when I install one of these things in
> her house).
> 
> Mind you, my mom's not the stereotypical case here, but you get the
> idea, even if it's still a fringe thing.  Maybe, when Mesh stuff takes
> off a bit more, and there is some kinda valid caching going on, folks n
> the same town can be getting their standard guide info from a local
> source but still should submit survey info to z2i.
> 
> Hmm.  I think I crossed a few discussions there.
> 
>   - bish
> 
> Corey Woodworth wrote:
> > I agree, and I've got no problem with zap2it. However I know a number of
> > people who after seeing my mythbox would love for me to build one for
> > them, and I'm not sure if I could explain to them why Zap2it needs them
> > to subscribe and fill out surveys.
> >
> > Venky Raju wrote:
> >
> >> I concur. This is win-win for both us and Zap2It.
> >>
> >> Venky
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>> -----Original Message-----
> >>> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-
> >>> bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Chris Petersen
> >>> Sent: Monday, July 05, 2004 3:55 PM
> >>> To: cdwom at mpinet.net; Discussion about mythtv
> >>> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] We don't need no stinking surveys!
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>> I live in the US of A and I was wondering if it is possible to
> >>>> configure
> >>>> myth to get TV data from somewhere that requires neither a subscription
> >>>> or a survey. I don't mind too much if It means I have to get the data a
> >>>> bit slower.
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>> I think you'll find that the xmltv and mythtv coders (and most users)
> >>> are more interested in keeping up the good terms with zap2it than
> >>> spending the time writing (and maintaining) a screen scraper for another
> >>> service -- it's somewhat counterproductive -- zap2it is giving us
> >>> exactly what we want.  It's not about the time required to wait for a
> >>> screen scraper, it's about struggling against the listings providers
> >>> versus working with them.
> >>>
> >>> Granted, I'm sure that you're welcome to write your own, but at least
> >>> for me, I'm more than happy to fill out their little 3-question "which
> >>> PVR software do you use, and how is the weather today?" (oh, and the
> >>> ever-important "what can we do to make this service better?") survey
> >>> every few months instead of paying $12-15 monthly for Tivo or Replay.
> >>>
> >>> -Chris
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
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