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

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Thu Dec 9 19:23:25 UTC 2010

On 12/9/2010 14:13, Brian Wood wrote:
> On Thursday, December 09, 2010 12:00:16 pm Raymond Wagner wrote:
>> 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-Ap
>>>> ple- 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.
> Many of the "official players" have component outputs, which are certainly
> not "secure".
They are also not digital, and require special hardware to record.  
There is nothing (yet) illegal about the 'analog hole'.  You can fairly 
easily just download straight from PlayOn.

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