Friday, May 06, 2005

I want my HDTV

Today is a glorious day for television enthusiasts. The headline "Court yanks down FCC's broadcast flag" came across my screen and put a smile on my face. As a MythTV developer in my spare time, I was looking at being forced to purchase an HDTV tuner for my machine before July 1st because of the broadcast flag. So now, instead of broadcasters and hardware manufactures being forced to limit access to digital television, the market is open for all. This is a great victory, especially for open source projects like MythTV that can only survive in the age of digital television if the standards are open and access is unrestricted.

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