[mythtv-users] For HD Myth users, what is/was your cost?

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Tue Nov 24 15:04:56 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 24 November 2009 07:31:28 Jim Morton wrote:
> Brian Wood wrote:
> > I for one would prefer the whole world not know what I have inside my
> > home :-)
> >
> > Perhaps I'm being paranoid, but it never hurts to be careful.
> While this is true there is also the fact  that anyone entering my house
> (many houses) without permission is taking a far bigger risk IMO.
> Don't get me wrong, I'm not banging my chest or drawing a line daring
> anyone to cross it. I'm just pointing out that idiots that risk breaking
> into houses are not likely to be the posters and readers of this list.

I certainly didn't mean to imply that anyone on this list might be a "bad 
guy", I simply wanted to state a more general concept that everyone should be 
careful what information they put out into the world.

Once posted, you can never take it back, and this list is archived so that 
anyone may see what you posted years ago.

Also, information about who is doing what with HD material (aka "premium 
content") might be used by the "dark forces" to assist in obtaining 
legislation or other rulings that might not be in the best interests of the 
users here.

This list is a great group, but archived information can be used by all, 
including people (and corporations) who do not have out best interests at 

I'm far more worried about losing my investment in Myth systems to people who 
want to charge me three times for content than I am about people physically 
breaking into my house. My pocket is far more likely to be picked by 
politicians than by more common type criminals.

But the bottom line is, detailed explantions about how we all built our 
systems are probably not the most useful way for people today to make 
decisions about how to go about building a system. Many wrong turns and dead 
ends can be avoided by looking at what the final results are, not the routes 
we took to get there.

Costs are so variable with time and location that it's unlikely anyone would 
be able to precisely duplicate them, and the present day cost of hardware is 
easily determined without having to poll hundreds of users.

Brian Wood
beww at beww.org

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