[mythtv-users] tv guide line-up free

Andreas linuxdreas at dslextreme.com
Wed Sep 5 15:30:00 UTC 2007

Le Mittwoch, 5. September 2007, Chuck Dock a Úcritá:
> Hi All,
> I'm the guy that started this thread,
> I'm glad to see that some ideas have come out of it but am sad to see all
> the arguments it's generating.
> If your happy with paying SD for your subscription then don't post on
> this thread (you know who you are..)
> The idea here is to collectively come up with ideas on gathering data.
> Thanks,
> Chuck
> On 9/5/07, Phil Bridges <gravityhammer at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 9/4/07, Robert Current <robert.current at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > You know what... screw it.
> > >
> > > Any time anyone here asks about alternatives to Schedules Direct,
> > > someone points out options, and immediately gets flamed for it.
> > >
> > > I don't need Direct Data.  Apparently those who do are at the mercy
> > > of Schedule Direct trolls.  People who turn any comment or pointer
> > > into an argument.  People who won't let any other discussion happen
> > > without trashing the person who suggests anything else.
> > >
> > > All this makes me happy as hell I'm not one of the people who need
> > > Direct Data, and actually start to strongly dislike the whole FUD
> > > filled Schedule Direct project.
> > >
> > > Why is this even an argument.  Someone asked if there was other data,
> > > and anyone who answers that question honestly gets flamed?
> >
> > What do you expect, when your first message in this thread involves
> > accusing particular people of "calling you Satan"?  It seems to me
> > that people that have responded to you have treated you with a bit
> > more courtesy than you are accusing them of.
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I came to the conclusion that I will try to write my own grabber, probably 
screen scraping. Good thing is I may learn a new programming language and 
new markup language in the process ;) And if it turns out I'm not smart 
enough for that, I might try CTpvr. They seem to have a competing solution 
for listings. The whole Schedules Direct thing went kind of bad for me 
after seeing how people get treated who articulate any kind of doubts about 
the project, or who ask about alternatives.

I also came to the conclusion that I won't ask anything on this list that 
has even remotely to do with TV-listings or just any kind of data derived 
from my MythTV system. The climate here has become quite hostile when it 
comes to those subjects.


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