BitTorrent + RSS = Death Of The TV Spot?
With Bittorrent and RSS, one can easily create an internet-based periodical broadcast of huge files with almost zero distribution cost. With MythTV and Torrentocracy, one can create a set-top box such as a Tivo or VCR that consumes such a broadcast. This concept is a few years old, but it’s finally picking up steam. See Broadcatching.
It’s possible to replace (or complement) your satellite receiver and DVD player with a cheap PC running MythTV, and still stay up to date on Desperate Housewives.