[mythtv-users] Supporting schedulesdirect.org

Tom Dexter digitalaudiorock at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 7 20:13:23 UTC 2007

>From: "Michael T. Dean"
>On 08/07/2007 03:46 PM, Robert Current wrote:
> > TMS is Zap2it.  So, this is going to be the same old data, with new
> > location to download from, and a price tag?
> >
> > Hmm...  Just a legal question, but isn't EIT data unencrypted, and
> > technically "free-2-air" data?  Granted, the sat-to-cable listings
> > associations aren't easy.
>Sure.  That's a great idea.  Anyone in the US who wants the data to be
>free should just change over their video sources to "EIT only" video
>sources and start to use the EIT data.
>That will cause a /lot/ of people who are now complaining about paying
>to go out and sign up for--and pay for--Schedules Direct.  (Start using
>EIT only and you'll know why.)

Boy, you're not kidding.  My Samsung HD receivers supports EIT data, and 
from what I've seen, the NY area networks I get don't even send subtitle 
(the episode name) with the data...just the show title and description.  Not 
to mention they appear to send less than 24 hours data.  The primetime shows 
for a given day appear to show up by about noon at best.  Yuk.


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