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

Venky Raju dev at venky.ws
Mon Jul 5 17:17:58 EDT 2004

I concur. This is win-win for both us and Zap2It.


> -----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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