But does it not come with conditions? It is still their product they allow anyone that follows the terms to use.
I would probably let you borrow my truck to go to the hospital or to work for free but if I asked you not to go out drinking with it I should be able to take it back.
Ok simple analogy. The conditions is "DirecTV application for iPad is not supported on jailbroken devices". Ok it's not supported. If the program crashes or if I have issues with it, I will not ask for technical support. Guess what... Mac OSX is not supported on a PC either, but I dual boot it on my AMD Athlon based system at home. Not that I would ever ask Apple for support on it (I'm not that dumb).
I'm fine with that as a warning, but don't lock it out of remote control.
I understand what you are saying but doesn't a Slingbox or Vulkano broadcast over the internet? Couldn't you give your friends the login for this equipment and watch the streams? HBOGo is protected, but guess what people still rip HBO series like Game of Thrones and True Blood. I'm not sure how exactly but I bet an HD capture card with component breakout cables could do it right off of an HD set top box from a cable or DBS provider.
But I agree with you. Just DRM the stream and be done with it. As it stands right now I can setup a man in the middle proxy server and pull the stream as it is being played back (even on a stock iPad). So THAT is the hole in the system.... NOT whether or not an iPad is jailbroken. Jailbroken or NOT, an intelligent smart switch or web proxy doesn't care. They need to protect the stream at the lowest OSI layer possible... not at the top application layer!
And yes I was using the version trickery before 1.3.9 was patched. A little bit of a workaround but it was fun reverse engineering it. And hey while working on that is when I found out how the streams are delivered, how you can redirect them off network, etc.. Stuff I NEVER EVER would of even thought to look into if the app wasn't "jailbreak protected" in the first place. Nor will I share or publish this information because all that would do is make the situation worse.
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My DirecTV HD WISHLIST: NickJR, Nicktoons, Revolt.TV, FXM, We, Oxygen, The Hub, Fuse, GSN, Sprout, GAC, Esquire, BBC World News, Sundance, Up, Music Choice Play HD, Al Jazeera America, Military Channel, NASA
My DirecTV SD WISHLIST: MTV Hits, MTV Jams, Music Choice, Youtoo TV