[mythtv-users] Mooting architecture for a DataDirect replacement

Dan Ritter dsr-myth at tao.merseine.nu
Fri Jun 22 17:05:21 UTC 2007

On Fri, Jun 22, 2007 at 12:52:04PM -0400, Craig Treleaven wrote:
> Have you considered that there are a number of PVR services out there that have designed and implemented solutions to distributing guide data?  What does Tivo do?  ReplayTV?  Sage? EyeTV?  Some of these companies must employ clever people.  I don't know what they've done but someone does.  Why don't wefind out and stand on their shoulders?  Somehow, I doubt NNTP is a part of their solution.

TiVo pays a huge whopping chunk of money to a national dialup
ISP (or three) and have their devices call up, establish a PPP
connection, and download from a large server farm. Or two.

They encourage people to hook up their TiVos to LANs so that the
dialup hours go down.

> I used net news back in the day.  My memories are of out-of-order messages, replies to messages that never-ever came through, and other general annoyances. 

That rarely happens with well-run news servers.

It used to happen all the time.

You may draw the obvious conclusion.


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