[mythtv-users] TMS <-> SD deal makes LifeHacker.com

Michelle Dupuis support at ocg.ca
Fri Aug 10 02:11:58 UTC 2007

Goals are great...but $20/yr is only one possible future.  The reality today
is $60/yr.

This is not a criticism - just an observation that the current price may be
a deterrent to many.  Consider the initial BLUE RAY dvd drives at $3000
each.  The price was high, and even "justified".  Sure the price came down
over time...but the initial pricing kept the mainstream out.  As for myth,
losing the mainstream Myth user (from EPG data) could have a serious
negative impact...


> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org 
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Jason Sullivan
> Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2007 9:30 PM
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] TMS <-> SD deal makes LifeHacker.com
> On 8/9/07, Michelle Dupuis <support at ocg.ca> wrote:
> >
> >
> > $15/3 months according to http://www.schedulesdirect.org/
> >
> > So...US$60/yr for access to listings.  Assuming my myth 
> system lasts 
> > me 5 years, I will have spent $300 on TV listings. (Half 
> the price of the PC).
> Twice the price of my mythTV box, but if you read further, 
> like, one sentence further, you'll find their goal is $20 a 
> year.  So, if they reach that goal, I'll have spent the price 
> of my mythTV box on listings alone in five years.
> Big.  Deal.  It's worth it to me to have accurate, reliable 
> listings, and the flexibility of MythTV, even at $5 a month 
> for listings.
> > At that price I suspect a lot of people will be figuring 
> out scraping 
> > and using schedulesdirect as an interim measure....
> Depends on how much your time is worth, I suppose.  Some 
> people will spend hours every month making sure a scraper 
> works.  My time is worth much more than that.
> --
> Jason Sullivan
> jason0x21 at gmail.com
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