[mythtv-users] Alternatives to Supporting schedulesdirect.org

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Aug 8 06:13:17 UTC 2007

On 08/08/2007 02:09 AM, Robert Current wrote:
> On 8/7/07, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
>> a) EIT is /not/ the same as illegally accessing encrypted content.
>> b) Discussion of EIT is perfectly fine.
>> Only the couple of free-to-air (=unencrypted) channels on the DISH
>> satellites, unless the user subscribes to DISH network and buys/rents an
>> STB for each analog capture card he wishes to use with the DISH network
>> source.
>> It's perfectly stable if you're not doing illegal things...  If it
>> becomes stable for the illegal things, I hope DISH tells us so we can
>> break the illegal stuff.
> So are you suggesting, since the EIT is on FTA channels, includes
> locals, is perfectly stable, and provides at least seveal days of
> solid listing data...
> Using your info there, it might be a one time cost, long time useful
> data source for listing data for local OTA and cable customers?  Maybe
> a local ETA to local hub in each community, like the wunderground.org
> data distribution for weather station model?
> Hadn't thought of that, that's a great idea Mike!

For the record, that's not my idea.  When you start distributing the
data obtained from DISH network and they come after you, remember that
the list archives--with the rest of my above post in context--will prove
that I /never/ suggested redistributing data from DISH.


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