[LINK] Fwd: MR 45/2005: High level of satisfaction withdigital
free-to-air television - where's the EPG data
anthony.hornby at cdu.edu.au
Wed Nov 9 13:12:42 EST 2005
does anyone know why only the ABC seems to include EPG data in the
The ABC also only supplies two days of data which is better than
nothing, but you really need a weeks worth.
I know there are various and illegal web scraping ways of getting the
info, and services like icetv that charge $3 per week for the service.
Finding an accessible & legal source of EPG data at reasonable cost
for digital TV stations seems to be a problem in Australia.
Just wondering why.
Is this a deliberate act on the part of the commercial stations to try
and limit the ability to fully utilise PVR's eg tivo, mythtv, vdr,
microsoft mce etc?
Any other reasons?
Mr Anthony Hornby
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withdigital free-to-air television
>>MR 45/2005: High level of satisfaction with digital free-to-air
>>Thirteen per cent of Australian households have adopted digital
>>free-to-air television since its introduction in January 2001 and
>>86 per cent of adopters are satisfied with the technology, mostly
>>because of the improved picture and reception.
Strangely enough, the Settop box we purchased died for the second time
and we reverted to Analog. After four weeks of not having a settop
box, I bought one from Woolies for $79. I have to admit, we didn't
miss it as much as we thought. Just ABC2 was the only real advantage.
I guess we're not watching it on a wide screen TV anymore so the
benefits aren't really there.
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