[mythtv-users] Is it going to get harder and harder to get the content we want in MythTV?

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Fri Sep 12 18:12:46 UTC 2008

On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 01:35:34PM -0400, Joe Borne wrote:
> Also, the cable companies HATE the current arrangement. It's a PAIN
> for them to maintain and they get no benefit from it, only user
> resentment. Recently a cable company (anyone has the link, please feel
> free to post) won a lawsuit that entitles them to store any and all
> media transmitted from media companies through their system and
> rebroadcast it to users on-demand.

That would be the Cablevision lawsuit; now precedental anywhere in the
Second federal circuit:


> The strength of MythTV is that it is not tied to delivery systems. It
> can adapt and I see it becoming a great delivery platform for all of
> these new systems. I'm currently playing with a method of parsing Hulu
> RSS feeds into a menu system that appears in MythTV to allow me to
> watch any Hulu content on the TV.
> PS - the HDPVR is a great stop-gap solution. I have one on my X-mas
> list. But sooner or later the Cable Co's will ge around to removing
> those pesky analog HD outputs from out cable boxes. Or simply turning
> them off.

Which, as I noted, BrightHouse already has.

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