Forest Hills, NY
|reply to elefante72 |
Re: It's not just streaming
Don't blame the cablecos for this. Cablevision tried Cloud DVR and ultimately won, but not without the restriction that a UNIQUE COPY of everything recorded by EACH CUSTOMER must be stored. Talk about wasting energy! If this stupid requirement were rescinded, I bet they could store at least a week's worth of all TV broadcast/cablecast for on-demand viewing.
They also had the first iPad/iPhone TV viewer that allowed all channels, but had to restrict it to IN-HOME USE ONLY to avoid contract difficulties with Broadcasters.
I agree on the unique foolishness, however I work for a storage company
They can get around it with dedupe now, because w/ dedupe each owner has unique content, just shared blocks get deduped and a "pointer" to the original content is moved. This saves actual space.
This way the content for each user's space is 1:1 is reproducible and unique as such, however storage space is minimized.
In any case the rules are antiquated and protectionist.
CV could only go so far, because they are beholden to broadcasters. Aereo can innovate faster because it is not. The lawyers are there to make sure TV audiences stay in 1940.
Even if Aereo and Dish don't succeed, sooner of later someone will and I think this is healthy to get us out of the 1940 broadcast TV viewing habits
The only show I watch live in the last 2 years is the Super Bowl, only because my wife wanted to watch the commercials. Even then I delayed it by 1 hour so I could skip through the 80 IQ commentator drivel.
I have small kids, and they have NEVER watched commercials, and I would like to keep it that way. So I am thoroughly appreciative of the technology that allows me to censor content I DEEM appropriate for my family.