reply to Caddyroger
Re: cable card 2.0 and pay per view I'd rather TiVo and Moxi be forced to put out a software update to support this. I hated the concept of a SDV adapter and I'll hate the concept of an IP adapter, especially when there is already a network connection built in.
said by Mike Wolf:I do not know about moxe but software will not fix a tivo. Tivo does not have the hardware to communicate back to the cable company. That is why the tuning adapters is needed. I think tivo would have developed the software to work with SVD.
I'd rather TiVo and Moxi be forced to put out a software update to support this. I hated the concept of a SDV adapter and I'll hate the concept of an IP adapter, especially when there is already a network connection built in.
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reply to Floppy
said by Floppy:I said browser , which could entail ipod, ipad, android. I dropped all my premiums when i got netflix. Also if you have 20 companies putting out boxes , then the price would drop, Hence it might be integrated into tv itself. Lets see if you dont need Comcast and do it all over the web, then you can afford HSI. said by DaveDude:
Cable companies shouldn't be able to rent equipment.
Not everyone can afford to pay $500-$1000 for a box.
said by DaveDude:
Everything should be IP
The fact remains is the industry isn't quite ready yet and no Netflix is not a comparison. Also many folks can't afford a computer let alone high speed internet. Think about the seniors for example: My grandparents are in their 80's and want nothing to do with a computer. I'm sure there's plenty of others who feel the same.
The cable industry isn't quite up to par yet for an IP based system. Nonetheless Comcast is currently testing IP based boxes and quite a few bugs have been found already so it maybe another year or two before that come to fruition.
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said by DaveDude:
I said browser , which could entail ipod, ipad, android.
The biggest blockade to new and alternate forms of content distribution are the content owners.
They've all sued Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, etc. for trying to distribute content over ways other than "normal" cable channels, such as Network DVRs, iPad apps, streaming video, etc.
If it's important, back it up... twice. Even 99.999% availability isn't enough sometimes.