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

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Thu Dec 9 19:00:16 UTC 2010

On 12/9/2010 12:45, Brian Wood wrote:
> 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>  wrote:
>> http://windowssecrets.com/2010/12/09/02-Set-top-boxes-match-up-Apple-
>> TV-vs.-Google-TV
> PlayON provides much more, for much less, and of course is not even
> mentioned in the article.

I've always been a bit leery of PlayOn.  Many of the sites they access 
use encryption to limit access to the content to the official player, 
outputting directly to a display.  PlayOn bypasses this encryption, 
transcodes, and then sends it out the video insecurely over UPNP.  Say 
what you want about allowances for inter-compatibility, strictly 
speaking, they are violating the DMCA, and they are doing so without 
consent.  The fact that they're a commercial, for-profit entity makes 
them seem like a ripe target.

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