[mythtv-users] Myth Developers ban all use of MythTV as a PVR due to IP infringement?

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Fri Sep 7 23:08:42 UTC 2007

On Fri, Sep 07, 2007 at 10:26:12PM +0100, Mike Perkins wrote:
> Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> > I think that someone who has problems scrounging up $5 a month probably
> > didn't have the money to build a Myth box in the first place.
> > 
> > Sure.  Any reasonable, reliable mythbox, right now, September 7, is
> > gonna run around $500-800 in parts, all new.
> > 
> I think that kind of attitude shows insensitivity. You don't know the history 
> behind the lack of cash.

Not at all.  I just don't think it's my business.

The issue wasn't any particular person's situation.  Just whether, on
it's face, the opinion (that $5 is epsilon compared to an actual box)
is not an unreasonable opinion to hold.

> My situation, for example. Last year, when I built my Myth systems,
> I had a job, and cash. The Myth project was showing some promise,
> and the production boxes had been specified and budgeted for. Last
> September I had to give up work, and have subsequently been diagnosed
> with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME). No job, no cash. But I have an
> already-built Myth system, a brain that is largely unaffected, and
> time on my hands. I watch quite a lot of TV, when I'm awake.


> Did I mention cash is tight? Lots of things I could improve, but I can
> only make the tiniest hardware improvements at the moment. Software,
> no problem currently. But if I have to reduce my broadband contract it
> could get difficult downloading updates in the future. The better half
> now does two jobs, despite reaching pension age in May.
> So don't judge other's situations when you don't know the
> circumstances.

I wasn't.  I was simply saying that *as a generic opinion to hold*,
there was nothing unreasonable about it, as I noted above.

Bummer, BTW; can they do something about that?

-- jra
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