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Comment: Re:Why did they get rid of Media Center in Win 10? (Score 1) 302 302

I'm not sure if it's even licensing fees. It's Cablecard. You need end-to-end DRM, including drm-ed media files and HDCP to the screen. So most of the things you or I might want to do with a DVR is much more complicated on a computer (like watching a recording from another device, transcoding, etc.)

For OTA or Clear-QAM, there are a LOT of great options.

Comment: Re:Why did they get rid of Media Center in Win 10? (Score 1) 302 302

Did you even look for alternatives? The HDHomerun with MythTV is a great option for OTA broadcasts (and Clear QAM cable). It's only Cablecard's DRM and recording rules that makes a DRM-supporting OS and media format a requirement.

Well..technically with an HDCP stripping device (Illegal in the US due to DMCA), you can connect a cable box to a gaming HDMI recorder device and have a nice convoluted setup.

Comment: Re:Uh this isn't news... (Score 1) 302 302

Because Microsoft has a history of releasing half-finished software and stripping a ton of features last-minute. Remember the promises of WinFS? Windows 8 shipped with a control panel that had just a few icons and then everything else was in the "other" (Windows 7-style) control panel.

Comment: Re:Hardware Locking (Score 1) 111 111

The only thing required to make either one a "true" CLI is that there be a command line that lets you interface with things. It does not have to be a core piece of the OS to fit the definition. Otherwise, you could say that Linux distros don't have a true GUI.

Comment: Re:yeah yeah (Score 1) 53 53

There are only two possible real world outcomes:
1) people will re-enable HTTP administration and start sending their passwords cleartext on their LANs
2) the very people in companies who do security work will be running outdated browsers, on purpose, to connect to their gear.

What about
3) Create a trusted MITM proxy for all these devices. Browsers only see the higher-security proxy.

Comment: Re:Looks like a case of poor research (Score 1) 190 190

Liar:
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