[mythtv-users] Alternatives to Supporting schedulesdirect.org

Robert Current robert.current at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 03:44:19 UTC 2007

On 8/7/07, David Brodbeck <gull at gull.us> wrote:
> I think that's because currently schedulesdirect.org is the only
> place offering to sell.  When someone else decides to offer a
> product, we can talk about whose is best.  Until then, it's kind of
> moot, isn't it?

Maybe to you.  But maybe you know something no on had bothered to say?
 I'm trying to explain to people who I've set up systems for what is
going wrong, I don't have the answers.  I asked here, and I STILL
don't have the answers.

I said...  (which is what I was asked off list by someone who doesn't read it)

The Terms of Use state clearly "TITANTV.COM is a free service for
consumers and is provided for your personal, non-commercial home use
only."  FREE listing data for PERSONAL use.  Including private
accounts, lineups, and data connection from PVR/DVR systems.

One would expect there might be a way to use this.  Is there no hope of trying?

And... if the question is one of legality... then....
The list of partners is a lot of HARDWARE companies.  Hardware
companies I'm happy to support, which were the ones that originally
pointed me to this data source, and seems a reasonable legal and
financial mechanism.  So, is using THAT hardware with a MythTV system
somehow specifically illegal?  How so?  I don't see it.

Free data, for Private uses, which hardware providers have have
directed us towards.  What's the issue preventing development of a
method to use that?  Money?  I'd be happy to contribute to a "donate
for code" development project to use it.

So, to me, it seems anything BUT a moot point.  You have connected
some dots that I just don't see... and why you put those dots together
isn't clear either.

> Remember, all the other listings providers are buying data from TMS,
> same as SchedulesDirect.  Since they all have the same supplier I'm
> not sure you're going to get a price lower than SchedulesDirect's
> price, whatever that turns out to be.

Maybe, maybe not.  I don't know...  and your not sure.  So, "setting
for SchedulesDirect with no discussion" seems to be the point with no
support here.  Moot?

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