[mythtv-users] Zap2It fiasco - what can we as users do?

Michael Jones mythlist at michaelandholly.com
Fri Jun 22 20:49:06 UTC 2007


I understand the wait and see approach for the current crisis.. and I  
agree with it.   If you have been reading along I've suggested this  
in more than one instance.

  I think the point of this thread, if I understand it correctly, is  
what could/should be done in the future to create a new system for  
future use - which really doesn't have much to do with the current  
crisis at all in my opinion.

Actually, if I recall a conversation I had with him recently, he has  
intimate personal knowledge of the stations scheduling system,  
databases, and so-on in the station.. so unfortunately your  
assurances aren't of much use to me at this point in time.

- Michael

On Jun 22, 2007, at 1:23 PM, Brian Wood wrote:

> Michael Jones wrote:
>> I have a good friend who's the "wizard of oz" type Engineer at the
>> local PBS station... He probably knows more about that specific
>> station than the guys who designed it (in fact the guys who designed
>> the equipment often ask him for help ;-) )
>> The other thing is that he's actually MythTV user.. Even better!
>> I'm sure he wouldn't mind disclosing some "insider information" about
>> how the guide stuff works, at least at his station.
> I'm sure he wouldn't, nor would I, I worked in TV engineering for
> decades. I can assure you this fellow doesn't know anything directly
> relevant to the present situation.
> The best thing he could tell you is: Just wait and see what  
> happens. We
> have already been told that the devs are working on it. I can't  
> think of
> any group better qualified to look into the matter, or more likely to
> succeed.
> Will everybody PLEASE just keep their pants on for a little while?
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