[mythtv-users] Zap2it Labs Shutting Down?
jakep_82 at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 20 02:34:23 UTC 2007
>From: Eric Holt <eric-mythtv at skoozdag.com>
>Reply-To: eric-mythtv at skoozdag.com,Discussion about mythtv
><mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
>To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
>Subject: [mythtv-users] Zap2it Labs Shutting Down?
>Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 21:34:27 -0400
>I just saw this posted on the KnoppMyth forums, and for sure, I checked
>out the Zap2it Labs website, and there is the announcement:
>For several years we have offered a free TV listings service to
>hobbyists for their own personal, noncommercial use. In October of 2004
>we posted here an open letter saying the future of Zap2it Labs was at
>risk because of certain growing misuses of the Zap2it Labs data.
>Unfortunately this misuse has continued and grown. These misuses,
>combined with other business factors have led to the decision to
>discontinue Zap2it Labs effective September 1, 2007.
>We thank those users who have honored the terms of the agreement, and we
>suggest you consider the many TV listings options offered by the
>commercial licensees of TMS TV listings data.
>If you would like to discuss how to license TV listings for commercial
>use, please let us know by e-mail (labs at zap2it.com) and include your
>company name, telephone number and the best time to reach you. We will
>respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.
>We anticipate this decision will generate discussion and invite you to
>respond via the Zap2it Labs forum. We will do our best to respond to
>relevant questions posted on this forum in a timely manner.
So where does this leave MythTV? Without listing data I've got a thousand
dollar computer with 1.4TB of space and all it will do is play MP3's and
DVD's. I can't stand the very thought of paying Comcast for the privilege
of using one of their crappy DVR's.
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