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

F Peeters (MythTV) francesco at fampeeters.com
Fri Aug 10 07:37:27 UTC 2007

On Fri, August 10, 2007 06:39, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 09, 2007 at 10:11:58PM -0400, Michelle Dupuis wrote:
>> 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...
> Lousy analogy.  BluRay is a completely new thing.  The audience for SD,
> while not a lock, has a *much* higher motivation to sign up.

And what everybody seems to ignore consistently: It's not SD's choice to
charge... They are forced to, because they'll need to pay TMS for the

Life's a bitch...
(If I lived in the US, I'd pay the fees without a second thought for a
stable, reliable source of EPG data! As it is I have to live with the
XML-TV screenscraper for the Netherland's tvgids.nl!)

F Peeters
  PC-Chips M863G Geode - NVidia 440 - Hauppauge PVR250
  Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) - XFCE - MythTV 0.20 - Xine
  Panasonic NV-VHD1 VCR/DVD player case modded to fit it all in...

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