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

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Thu Dec 9 20:07:34 UTC 2010

On 12/9/2010 15:03, Brian Wood wrote:
> On Thursday, December 09, 2010 12:51:13 pm Brian Fischer wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 2:00 PM, Raymond Wagner<raymond at wagnerrp.com>
> wrote:
>>> 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.
>> I was wondering the same thing regarding PlayOn and TVersity.  They
>> claim to be no different than Boxee, but Boxee does not "transcode".
>> I would stay away from the expensive lifetime subscription due to
>> this...
> "Expensive" is a relative term, even if you go with the "lifetime"
> option, it's still cheaper than any other option to watch Netflix
> streaming, assuming you already have something that will play UPnP/DLNA
> exports (Xbox-360, PS3, Wii and many others), or a software "solution".

I'm a bit confused by this.  All three consoles you mention, plus 
several other hardware players, and any PC running Windows or OSX, can 
watch Netflix directly.  Why would you pay for PlayOn if you had one of 

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