[mythtv-users] UK users - more Freeview services becoming available

Simon Hobson linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Tue Sep 6 12:05:08 UTC 2011

Mike Perkins wrote:
>I just spotted this in today's El Reg. Considering I spent most of yesterday
>doing a full rescan it answers a number of questions I had...
>Now, every mythtv box has an internet connection, doesn't it? Is there any way
>we can leverage this new facility? I'm not suggesting we attempt anything
>illegal, you understand, but if there's free streams available could 
>we access them?

Well in theory, if they are there and someone can figure out how it 
works, then they could be accessed. Of course, for most of us, the 
result would simply be that "the internet" collapses - so we'd get 
poor quality (they won't be using the bandwidth available for an OTA 
transmission) and it'll rack up the data usage on the broadband.

If it catches on, the result will be that even those not using it 
will see their internet get even slower than it gets now.

Simon Hobson

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