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PhoenixDown
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Why can't Apple go solo w/ TV Tuner Card?

Like the subject says -- Apple has enough clout that they should be able to roll it out with a built in, or at a least slot for, a cable tuner card.

If Tivo can do it, I am sure Apple can too and maybe it would help their positioning at the bargaining table.

Joe12345678

join:2003-07-22
Des Plaines, IL
only will work in the usa and you have to deal with the very UN apple cable consumer support.

SDV systems will need usb ports for the add on SDV tuner.

No VOD , NO or need to call in to order PPV evnets.

Kearnstd
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reply to PhoenixDown
There is also the sticky web of patents going with something Tivo style. This is one arena where Apple would have to license things rather than holding all the cards and being able sue everybody who makes a DVR.
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openbox9
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Germany
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reply to PhoenixDown
Apple doesn't want to be another Tivo. It wants to pull off a coup in the video space as it did in the music arena. Adding a cable card isn't that big of a deal. "Owning" the living room is.


morbo
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No business cares about clout when it is businesses competing for the $200 billion video market. Letting Apple in means the beginning of the end of the existing model. This is the same reason why streaming and IPTV of channels is the boogie man. It will reshuffle the deck, and the current players all have royal flushes.

Kearnstd
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Content will never get cheaper, as a show gets more popular the stars demand more and more money. Some getting over half a million per episode. that money has gotta come from somewhere and unless every single content maker starts to refuse these outrageous salaries they all have to pay it or the big names walk. And as such we have to pay it be it with cable bills or increases in the cost of streaming to pay for the royalties increases.
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morbo
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Consumers are willing to pay for content whether it is traditional cable bill, a la carte cable, or streaming a la carte. The current model is antiquated and forces consumers into tiers that don't accurately reflect the demands of the market.

I think ESPN on a la carte priced at $5-$9 a month is reasonable since it is an expensive channel (the most after premium channels?), but I think expecting consumers to pay the same price for Comedy Central or FX or CNN is ridiculous because it isn't a good value and doesn't reflect the actual cost to provide the channel.