For you non unix hacks, Beyond TV is a great PVR product.
I've talked to a few people involved in high volume data traffic. Invariably, and in my own experience, P2P as a reliable means of transmitting large amounts of data is "too much of a hassle".
Ever try to tell someone how to configure a router for torrents?.
In my site, using Windows instead of NSV made my tech support go from nightmare to zero. If you think loading a simple activex control is a problem for people, try more complex stuff.
To gain a broad audience, you should assume people don't know anything and won't install anything. In my experience this is a safe assumption.
Some of the ipod software around that will automatically download podcast torrents as indicated from an RSS feed is interesting.
I think linear television is a dead idea anyway. I never watch live tv, I use mythtv or Beyond TV to grab what I want and watch it when I want.
When I do download a torrent, I download it right to my beyond tv directory, so it becomes available to the TV as soon as it finishes.
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Last edited by rockouthippie; 8th February 2007 at 22:34.