[mythtv-users] Supporting schedulesdirect.org

Asher freedenizen at gmail.com
Tue Aug 7 14:37:03 UTC 2007

On 8/7/07, Greg Estabrooks <greg at phaze.org> wrote:
>  Making it sound like big brother is watching and going to punish you for speaking of it is childish and does little to help his cause.
>  Like it or not the schedulesdirect people have to wait for legal ok to say anything. Hopefully that will be over soon. (crossing my fingers maybe today?)
> All the message from the devs/schedulesdirect are/were meant to do was to reassure users something is in the works and let people know that they don't have to go back to scrapping and the problems that come with it.
>  But If you/he want to work on an alternate grabber/source/whatever I think that's great. The more options the better. In fact there are already a couple functional screen scrapers out there though I've done little more than download and have a cursory look at them so I can't say how well they work.

Well I think it is 2-fold.  On the one hand they don't want people
freaking out so they want to be reassuring.  On the other, they are
going to be charging, and they need as many people as possible to be
using their service.  I assume with X number of people they won't have
enough to support it.  If there is a robust reliable method for
getting listings other then them, it reduces the likelihood of
reaching the goal of X people needed.  All of this is just my guessing
of course, I don't know for sure.  This just reminds me of LxMStudio
which never got enough subscribers.

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