[mythtv-users] Interesting Reading: Windows Secrets reviews AppleTV and GoogleTV

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Thu Dec 9 17:45:52 UTC 2010

On Thursday, December 09, 2010 10:31:46 am Clifford Snow wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 9:20 AM, Ben Kamen <bkamen at benjammin.net> 
> > I thought this might be worthwhile to share with our particular
> > "TV" group.
> > 
> >  -Ben
> > 
> > Did you intend to include this link?
> http://windowssecrets.com/2010/12/09/02-Set-top-boxes-match-up-Apple-
> TV-vs.-Google-TV

What the article tells me is that neither an Apple TV or Google TV is 
what I want.

PlayON provides much more, for much less, and of course is not even 
mentioned in the article.

I'm not going to pay $0.99 for a TV show, nor am I going to accept 
something that's actively being fought by a major programming provider 
(GoogleTV and Hulu).

PlayON is much cheaper, and just about everyone has *something* in the 
house that will play from a UPnP/DLNA server. The ability to extend 
PlayON with plugins and scripts makes it almost infinitely extensible, 
and capable of getting around most blocking attempts.

The only drawback is it requires a Windows platform somewhere on your 
network, but virtual machines work fine.

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