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Thinkdiff
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reply to momcat1

Re: Why is Optimum Holding Back Android App

said by momcat1:

History has shown them to frequently be behind the curve, not ahead of it. History repeats itself.

I'm with the other posters - where exactly has CV been behind the curve? Especially with respect to Internet service, but even with TV. iO Digital Cable has been around for quite a long time. They fought the FCC and content providers for DVR+ (even if it's not a great product, it is a good idea and perhaps laid the foundation for better things to come). They had one of the first tablet TV apps, IIRC. PC to TV streaming. List goes on.
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Bob4
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said by Thinkdiff:

I'm with the other posters - where exactly has CV been behind the curve?

A channel guide that's not from the 1980's? A whole house DVR that actually works?

slicer1138

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said by Bob4:

said by Thinkdiff:

I'm with the other posters - where exactly has CV been behind the curve?

A channel guide that's not from the 1980's? A whole house DVR that actually works?

Not to mention how long it took them to get HBO go, or the fact that we still don't have access to ESPN3


Thinkdiff
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said by Bob4:

said by Thinkdiff:

I'm with the other posters - where exactly has CV been behind the curve?

A channel guide that's not from the 1980's? A whole house DVR that actually works?

Many cable companies had crap guides until recently. As I said, the DVR+ implementation leaves a lot to be desired, but that doesn't mean it can't be turned around eventually - it is an innovative approach.
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momcat1
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reply to Bob4
Channel guide from the '90's


momcat1
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reply to Thinkdiff
you can't count tablet apps when all they offer is for iOS. Check out today's article on Zdnet, regarding Android market versus iOS, and others...»www.zdnet.com/android-really-is- ··· cid=e539

And I'm aware the title refers to Windows - just read the article


momcat1
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reply to Thinkdiff
I've had the privilege of experiencing Comcast Cox and Direct' s program guides over the past 8 years. And every time when I went home, thought 'I so wish we had what they had' as far as the guide was concerned, and a lot of the programming, too.


momcat1
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reply to Thinkdiff
I'm not even counting DVR, since I have no use for it.


Thinkdiff
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Sounds like you're "not counting" a lot of things just because they're of no interest to you. Doesn't change the fact that CV has been more progressive/aggressive with new technologies compared to other large cable companies.
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momcat1
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OK, that makes no sense, whatever. DVR is one feature - one.

Yes, it's of no interest to me to tack on an extra $10 a month to record useless pap, so I can watch it again later. I wasn't going to watch it anyway. The stuff I do want to watch later is either on free pay per view or netflix or the network is re-running it so many times even I can recite the script.


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said by Thinkdiff:

Doesn't change the fact that CV has been more progressive/aggressive with new technologies compared to other large cable companies.

Like that great new channel guide that's been on hiatus since early October because they couldn't figure out to properly program it, while other companies have already had much more advanced UIs for years.


momcat1
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said by anonn :

Like that great new channel guide that's been on hiatus since early October because they couldn't figure out to properly program it, while other companies have already had much more advanced UIs for years.

Didn't I mention that like 3 days ago? yeah, I thought so.

RayGeode

join:2004-07-21
Norwalk, CT
reply to Thinkdiff
Channel guide looks slicker than before but no better functionality. Still see only about 5 channels at a time. Where is the live thumbnail when surfing live ? Please, uverse outclasses by far.


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said by slicer1138:

said by Bob4:

said by Thinkdiff:

I'm with the other posters - where exactly has CV been behind the curve?

A channel guide that's not from the 1980's? A whole house DVR that actually works?

Not to mention how long it took them to get HBO go, or the fact that we still don't have access to ESPN3

Or the fact that it took them over 12 years to finally add BBC America?
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pa prowler

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reply to RayGeode
Very true. . . after living with it for a while, the novelty of the new look wore off, and I'm becoming aware of how it lags starting around 11PM when the date would change on the old guide. Same issues. . . picture and sound freezes, no program titles, no info. . . it behaves like this for an hour or more. I have two SA boxes with the same issue.


momcat1
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said by pa prowler:

Very true. . . after living with it for a while, the novelty of the new look wore off, and I'm becoming aware of how it lags starting around 11PM when the date would change on the old guide. Same issues. . . picture and sound freezes, no program titles, no info. . . it behaves like this for an hour or more. I have two SA boxes with the same issue.

I'm confused. Are you describing the Android app, that's nowhere to be found? Or the new guide that we haven't seen either. This topic is about the Android app.


pa prowler

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Sorry, momcat, I was referring to the new guide and not the Android app (which I am patiently waiting for). I should have minded the topic of the thread.