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fiberguy
My views are my own.
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join:2005-05-20
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reply to 45612019

Re: What's the point?

Many people already have Xbox Gold subscriptions.. those that do will have access.. those that don't, well, then the traditional cable box must be their option then right? $60 a year = $5 a month. Xbox 360 = far super UI over Motorola Box with iGuide. If they expand more and more TV and eventually the full cable box experience, then that $60 Xbox Gold subscription that many people already have is a non-issue.

As for the "superior solution" you offered - not everyone out in the pay TV world wants to build an expensive computer solution at the tune of hundreds of dollars, or more,.. for some it's great! For others, the simplicity of an Xbox might be better.

Choice is wonderful. I just love when people work hard to debunk these new choices being offered when they often forget that no one option is "best" since the solution has to match the need.



45612019

join:2004-02-05
New York, NY

You know, choices are wonderful. I welcome new choices. But not when they're blatantly inferior choices. I just don't see the point.

Verizon needs to be focusing on adding MORE HD CHANNELS! Not screwing around with limited Xbox 360 IPTV applications... unless they're going to do it the right way. Only having 26 channels available to the service, requiring you subscribe to Xbox Live Gold to obtain the service, likely charging you an additional fee on your monthly bill to use the service, and not offering the service to people without a physical FiOS connection... is not the right way.



aaronwt
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join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA

said by 45612019:

You know, choices are wonderful. I welcome new choices. But not when they're blatantly inferior choices. I just don't see the point.

Verizon needs to be focusing on adding MORE HD CHANNELS! Not screwing around with limited Xbox 360 IPTV applications... unless they're going to do it the right way. Only having 26 channels available to the service, requiring you subscribe to Xbox Live Gold to obtain the service, likely charging you an additional fee on your monthly bill to use the service, and not offering the service to people without a physical FiOS connection... is not the right way.

They can't just go out and offer the content to anyone. To do that would they would need approval from the content providers which would probably mean they would have to pay them more money, negotiate contracts etc.. And that is assuming the content providers would want that, which they do not.