said by joebarnhart:
In time the cable companies will make our living rooms into their own pay-per-view theaters and I'll just get rid of the whole mess. Frankly if I never saw another TV show or DVD it wouldn't bother me.
You may not be one of the people I'm talking about, but it seems that more and more people are okay with this. More people are okay with OTHER internet providers charging per-show to view over the internet.. so what's wrong with cable wanting this? To be honest, I can say first hand that cable, at least Comcast, has been talking about charging customers for what they view for at least 10 years now..
Back in 2001, a company meeting, some of the higher ups were talking about a day of 100 meg to each home, IPTV, and charging people for what they want to view.. that's ppv on a much larger level.. where the future takes us is still unclear. I don't think enough people, in mass, are ready for electric service like billing on TV.. SOME people want ppv video as a whole, but I don't think the masses want that just yet.