Yup, I think we are going to have to start looking at linux distro's with myth TV. Hopefully we will be able to use linux to pick up the slack, I'm having issues with my win7 license so I'm already thinking about making the jump. My only issue is I don't think my avermedia duet is supported.
in the multimedia digital age where proprietary software rights, copyright protection, and DRM are becoming single use and only accessible on single systems not across the spectrum
Yup, it does seem like big media treats the consumer as the adversary. Probably we will get forced into apple tv's and roku's but luckily the hacker community will jailbrake them and return functionality. Another side effect of not allowing people to easily pay for and get the content they want on the platform they want is more piracy of course.
By the way DRM was the ENTIRE reason I got into the HTPC market and cut the cord to begin with. I needed to be able to record tv shows on a DVR and then transfer them to a portable drive so I could take them on the road. The cable companies made this impossible so I fired the cable company and stuck an antenna on the roof.
PS - I bought two supposedly legit copies of win7 from online retailers and now geniune advantage is saying they are not legit, another DRM problem. I'm going to try and avoid MS products whenever possible for now on. I think the only place I 100% require windows is for my gaming machines. I'm pretty much already 100% on google services so linux with chrome browser pretty much does everything I need for general computing.Edited by jeffkro - 2/25/13 at 11:12am