[mythtv-users] prebuilt pvrs for developers benefit?
Joseph A. Caputo
jcaputo1 at comcast.net
Tue May 4 17:06:58 EDT 2004
On Tuesday 04 May 2004 13:44, Jeff C wrote:
> > > I don't know about that, (as Chris pointed out) it
> > > seems that http://www.digeo.com/
> > > has a way around that.
> > Oh, it's definitly illegal.
> > I pay for HBO. If you download the Sopranos and view it, you got
> > it for free while I paid for it. You've stolen that program in a
> > much more real sense than if you edited out commercials. If enough
> > people do it, it will drive up my cost.
> > I don't know about digeo or how it works, I couldn't see anything
> > about redistributing shows over the internet on their webpage, but
> > if they do perhaps they redistribute *with* commercials still in.
> > I'm sure they have agreements with all the networks involved. As
> > HBO/Showtime are not commercial supported I doubt they can
> > redistribute shows on those networks.
> What is interesting is the concept of the shows being recorded at the
> cable company itself and then you watching them on your schedule. So
> you have your own version of the interface and you think you're
> tagging shows, but perhaps all channels, 24/7 for 30 days are being
> kept, and you just access content you are already paying for, just at
> a shifted time. You think it is recorded just for you.
Though, AFAIK, only selected programs are available via this method
through the cable company. At least I think that's how Comcast's
works. I'm not sure, as I refuse to upgrade to digital cable.
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