| |fiberguyMy views are my own.Premium
Re: Wow... I think the content owners are idiots in this case. The network DVR isn't necessarily a bad thing.. and, I'm glad there is, right now, no need for Cablevision to work with the providers or we'd have SOOOO many restrictions on the content, it's not even funny.
The bottom line is the content providers (CPs) are not being violated. It's not like Cablevision is recording the content and re-distributing it on a wide basis. The end user has to have selected to record it before the show starts as with the DVR today. They are not making this content available OnDemand.. it's one to one content recording/capture. The providers are, once again, grasping for straws like they did with the Beta, the VHS, Laser Disc, and DVD.
The ONLY thing I don't like about the network DVR is I'm afraid the quality of the recording and the latency of the system will be horrible. On the plus side, if the power goes out, the show still records.. since it's "network based" instead of box based, there's no more watching your programs walk out the door if a box goes bad, and maybe the EAS alert issue goes away too. Also, it SHOULD cut back on the cost of having to have multiple DVRs in the house saving money.
I'm not too worried, either, as with the new boxes from 3rd parties on the horizon, there will still be an option of network based, and box based DVRs.
Re: Love by TIVO Not me, I want my recordings commercial free!
| |dvd536as Mr. Pink as they comePremium
Re: Love by TIVO
said by SLD:like the ones tivo records for you without your permission[infomercials]
Commercials = someone else watching.
theres also ads on tivo now.
When I gez aju zavateh na nalechoo more new yonooz tonigh molinigh - Ken Lee
Re: I think it depends,
said by bgraham:The fee they are going to charge is the same as the STB DVR Rental fee so they are actually charging for it just like the STB DVR which is apparently acceptable to the Media Mafia Types. I see nothing that makes them charging for the service unacceptable since, as I note, they are charging now for my doing it with their STB DVR.
But now, if Cablevision makes money by charging me for the recordings that I make if I use their head end system, then I can see where the TV companies have an argument.
The only money they make vs. the STB DVR is the savings for not purchasing the STB DVR. The savings from the lack of the STB are offset to some extent by the cost of purchasing the Drives to store the shows (including the extra space due to the need to record multiple copies to make the Media Types Happy in lieu of only one copy and feeding it on demand as is done with VOD shows) and the equipment to run the system. Given the cost of the STB, I expect that this system would
Re: What about duplication?
said by calvoiper:The Cablevision ruling requires an individual copy for each subscriber. This solution isn't going to be any cheaper than putting DVR in each house, but is easier to manage and add as a service to exisitng subscribers.
Curious--does the box at the head-end actually store multiple copies of the same content for multiple users? If it "combines" those versions, there might be a different legal interpretation than if it actually segments out each users separate copy....
I want my vcr days back and all the nonsense to end I want my vcr days back and all the nonsense to end.
thinka bout it they are changing hte rules JUST BECAUSE OF NEW TECH they MISSED IT LAST TIME BUT NOT NOW
well SCREW THEM