|reply to Rick |
Re: This would seem to be a windfall for
They'll still have to provide boxes for anyone who doesn't have a TV with built-in support for this Tru2Way.
And I will keep a TV that doesn't do DRM and demand a box, because then the cable company won't have control over my TV.
Think about it, this is a DRM scheme. Do you really want the cable company changing the software on your TV whenever they feel like it? Tru2Way provides for that.
But if you insist on a box, they will have to give you one with outputs and you can still record.
Other benefits(?) of having the controller in the TV,
- Behavior tracking, even if you move, they know the address of your controller. How much watching data does it retain?
- More directed advertising, meet a demographic? Here comes those ads like em or not!
- TV only does 720p? OK, we only send you 720p and save on bandwidth somewhere.
It may be more handy to have it built in, but I feel like I am giving up way too much control and information and for what? 1 less remote?
The convenience doesn't out weigh what I believe I am giving up.