[mythtv-users] tv guide line-up free
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Sep 8 15:04:29 UTC 2007
On 09/08/2007 10:18 AM, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 07, 2007 at 11:46:07PM -0700, Chris Petersen wrote:
>> You left out the part about commercial software companies using Z2L free
>> data. I'm pretty sure that TMS felt that there was a LOT of lost
>> revenue in there. Users of MythTV (and GB-PVR, Freevo, MacProgramGuide
>> and a dozen other apps) just happened to be caught out in the cold.
> Ok, Chris: *this* is the point no one ever had a clear answer to:
> What is the difference, really, whether I buy a box fill of parts from
> Newegg, build a mythbox, and go register it with Z2l (or SD)...
> or if I go to some guys who've done all the hard work for me...
I'm pretty sure it's been established that selling pre-configured Myth
boxes where the end-user signed up for the Z2L account and the company
selling the Myth boxes doesn't make promises for the availability of
data was not the issue. See
about the uncited reference to the actual answer, but I'm pretty sure
I've seen more mention of Dragon ( http://mythic.tv/ ) being OK).
> and go register it with Z2l or SD?
> The only thing I could see Z2l counting as "abuse" was that they wanted
> individual registrations from each end user, so that they could see the
> statistics which were (at least vaguely) mentioned as one of the things
> they got for giving away the data for free...
> and as I've already mentioned, I see no *practical* way to avoid that,
> even if someone else built my box.
> Feel free to answer off list if the answer requires you to even
> paraphrase facts not yours to disclose publically.
Just an observation--I haven't done any research on this idea--I don't
see PlutoHome on the list of approved SD apps. I don't know if it's off
the list because it's "just MythTV," but I'd say it's far less MythTV
than KnoppMyth, MiniMyth, Mythbuntu, and MythDora--which /are/ on the list.
If Pluto isn't an approved app, I'd be interested to know what the Pluto
folk are using, now.
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