ReplayTV has set itself up

ReplayTV has set itself up to be the Napster of digital TV recorders. Not only does it record 320 hours of programming, it also edits out commercials (semi-)automatically and allows you to send your favorite shows to up to fifteen "TV buddies" over your Internet connection. Their latest device is due to ship shortly, and, of course the TV networks are suing them pre-emptively, trying to keep the devices from ever hitting the shelves. While this device sounds like tonsafun — and while I wish like stink that I had one sitting on my media totem — I can't understand how ReplayTV thought they'd be able to get this product to market without being crushed by the nets' fixers.LinkDiscuss (via /.)