[mythtv-users] Data Direct "service"

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Tue Apr 3 23:46:56 UTC 2007

On Apr 3, 2007, at 4:38 PM, Gabe Rubin wrote:

> Really, this is a service that we do not pay money for and provides
> key functionality for our mythboxes.  While it is not perfect, TMS has
> acknowledged the problem and is working to resolve the issue.  I
> personally will take that, and hope that TMS does not decide to shut
> the door on us.  We are TMS customers in the vaguest sense of the
> word; TMS owes us nothing, and has really asked for nothing in return
> (subscription just requires a renewal now, not even survey questions).
>  So again, why is it we would antagonize a company that provides
> critical infrastructure to myth?

I hate to prolong this, but the message that got him banned was in  
fact trying to get a response of "We know it's a problem and are  
working on it." Until that point, no one from TMS made any comment. I  
really don't think that message would have been posted if they  
announced in response to the "bug in myth" post that the problem is  
actually with the DataDirect service and will be resolved as soon as  
they can.

Oh, and if TMS decides to scrap DirectData then we'll just start  
screen scraping and bringing down their web servers again. DirectData  
is a compromise that helps BOTH MythTV users AND TMS. They know they  
can't stop us from scraping their data, so they've packaged it in a  
low-bandwidth format and even tell us when it's convenient for us to  
grab this data. We comply. They *do* benefit from providing this  
service as much as we benefit from it. It's mutually agreeable.

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