[mythtv-users] prebuilt pvrs for developers benefit?

Bill Chmura Bill at Explosivo.com
Tue May 4 13:39:44 EDT 2004

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On Tuesday 04 May 2004 01:11 pm, James Orr wrote:
> 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.

Is it really illegal to edit out commercials?  I doubt it since I have a VCR 
that marks and autoskips commercials.  I know ted turner says you are 
stealing if you don't watch all the commericals with undivided attention (no 
bathroom trips for you) - but big business only owns the goverment, not the 
hearts and souls of the people (well maybe some of the dumber ones).

> 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.

We have something here on digital cable that allows you to select things to 
view from a given list that changes every few hours.  Its all normal channels 
and its just like watching the normal show (commercials and all).  

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Bill Chmura
Director of Internet Technology
Explosivo ITG
Wolcott, CT

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