[mythtv-users] Cannot scan for channels: pay for MythTV ?

MarcT myrdhn at gmail.com
Mon May 10 11:39:39 UTC 2010

As I've written, I'm considering using Schedules Direct this time
around once the system works.  I've never used that service in the years
before with and we were satisfied with the usefulness of MythTV as is.

I'm curious: has MythTV became in the meanwhile an indirect paid-for
product which enforces the use of a paid subscription Schedules
Direct ? 


No, you do not have to get a SD subscription. You can use any other channel
listing service you want that is currently supported, or write your own
interface and use one that is not supported.
SD is only for those in specific regions, generally US only. I saw posts
about possibly expanding the service to other countries but, looking at the
site, that doesn't seem to have happened yet.
SD was brought about because zap2it ended their free service. SD instead
worked an arrangement out with Zap2it to buy the listings and uses a
subscription to pay for the service to the users. The more users who get the
service the cheaper it should become, is my understanding.


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