[mythtv-users] Can Myth 'tune' these 'free' converter boxes?

JEDIDIAH jedi at mishnet.org
Sat Nov 28 16:26:26 UTC 2009

On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 06:25:09PM -0500, Ronald Frazier wrote:


> > Again, I don't think it's productive to think of a world largely
> > stripped of DRM as "fairy tale land".  That's a defeatist attitude.
> Well, not that I don't think it will ever happen, but at the moment I
> do feel it's a fairy tale. I suspect something more open is probably 5
> or more years out. Removing DRM from MP3s didn't really happen until
> people got used to all of their music being moved around and then
> discovering it didn't work with their new device. I suspect it's going
> to take something similar to get that sort of uproar about video DRM.
> However, that's a ways out as we barely have any portability of video
> media these days (so people don't know what they don't have), and most
> of what we have comes from people buying it directly for their device
> as downloadable content. I think we'll first see people concerned
> about video downloads from amazon, itunes, etc. and stuff like the
> BluRay discs with the digital copy. We'll need stuff like that to open
> up more first. Content straight off TV to their device isn't even
> something that has entered most people's minds, much less them being
> inconvenienced by the DRM.

...you would think so. However, I just got that sort of request from the
most unlikely of sources recently. A very un-technical user asked me about
archiving recordings from her PVR since her device has very meagre storage
and there was something she wanted to archive.


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