Registered: Nov 2002
Location: west coast
quote: Ridiculous reply. I can load up my web browser and go to any number of sites and see the TV listings, and guess what, its free! Why should I pay Tivo so much to provide that service, I have a Tivonet card, i should be able to set up my own computer to download the data, convert it, and then the tivo could get it from there... Regardless my point is their whole business model of making money from subscriptions is flawed, if only they made money from licensing and selling the machines, I bet a lot more people would have one in their house. I personally have about 8 people who think my tivo is cool, and have said they would buy one if it weren't for the monthly fee. I'm sure others have had the same experience.
Originally posted by rogben
By all means, go grab yourself a daily update of Tribune's guide data, parse it into a format that can be consumed by TiVo, and then pony up for the bandwidth to serve a couple hundred thousand daily calls.
Once you're done being spanked and sued into oblivion by Tribune, your coding work is complete, and you've worked enough overtime to pay UUnet, I'm sure someone in the Underground will come up with something to let us access your free and easy guide service.
Thanks in advance for all your hard work.
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