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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by harsh, May 18, 2011.

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  1. Jul 9, 2011 #781 of 864
    CraigerCSM

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    Does this allow you to do SD and HD over both wifi or coax?

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=193851
     
  2. Jul 9, 2011 #782 of 864
    Tom Robertson

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    It is a bridge between a coax network and an ethernet network using wireless. So if you can't get the coax network close enough for the DECA broadband to connect to ethernet, you use the wireless unit.

    The problem with wireless between two points is the stability of the bandwidth. You can get one HD stream thru--sometimes.

    The Cinema Connection Kit is really meant to connect your DVRs to the internet, not to each other or to TVs. Yes it can work in theory, but it is not a good solution for that.

    Cheers,
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  3. Jul 9, 2011 #783 of 864
    ndole

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    None of those things have anything to do with LIMITING innovation in a free market between competing entities.

    Gman on this side| Here's where you can operate your business model freely |Gman on this side.

    Just the first thing that sticks out to me about the whole thing.
     
  4. Jul 9, 2011 #784 of 864
    CraigerCSM

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    Then why would DTV go with wifi to distribute its signal all over the house to different clients if you don't recommend it? In that diagram I posted its shows all those devices hooked up to a PC, laptop ect. using a wifi router.
     
  5. Jul 9, 2011 #785 of 864
    Tom Robertson

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    Look at the examples given and how a monopolistic based industry had any innovation before the gman stepped in, created some basic standards, then told the companies they could not restrict free trade.

    Boom, phone services and features exploded with creativity and innovations when the government told the monopolies they had to play nice.

    Perhaps if you rearrange your map:
    Gman standards |
    | Open way for all players to innovate
    Gman rules |


    Or as a foundation:

    Level Playing Field for innovation, competition, growth
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    Gman standards and rules (that require open competition.)

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  6. Jul 9, 2011 #786 of 864
    ndole

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    And where exactly is Directv or any other direct to home provider fostering a monopoly. Telcos and satellite are like apples and oranges. I can just as easily have DISH in a few days, albeit at a much higher price tag. What dear horrible injustice does allvid solve?
     
  7. Jul 9, 2011 #787 of 864
    Tom Robertson

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    How many VCR makers were there?
     
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    CraigerCSM

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    ndole

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    Dozens and dozens.

    You didn't answer my question. Because they aren't a monopoly. Problem solved= Leave them alone.
     
  10. Jul 9, 2011 #790 of 864
    Tom Robertson

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    You are correct, I have not yet answered your question. Answering is a process.

    How many DVR makers are there?

    And the bonus question?

    Why isn't VCR = DVR? (Approximately that is.) :)
     
  11. Jul 9, 2011 #791 of 864
    ndole

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    Well one thing is certain. Those questions fit in very well with some other ones in this thread ;)
     
  12. Jul 9, 2011 #792 of 864
    Tom Robertson

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    So now who isn't answering? :)

    Ponder my questions for a moment. Why aren't there 100s of DVR makers?
     
  13. Jul 9, 2011 #793 of 864
    ndole

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    Who's DVRs? Directvs? Or do you mean altogether?

    Altogether, cable etc, there are as many dvr makers as the market will support. As far as Directv goes, there are as many dvr makers as they see fit, and will pay for.

    I don't see where this has anything to do with government restrictions.
     
  14. Jul 9, 2011 #794 of 864
    BattleScott

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    The injustice of a closed market for digital television STB boxes and DVRs.
     
  15. Jul 9, 2011 #795 of 864
    ndole

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    You want to start a company that builds stbs? What's stopping you?
     
  16. Jul 9, 2011 #796 of 864
    LameLefty

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    Being able to break into a tiny, tiny, highly-proprietary market, that's what. You have 2 buyers for satellite STBs, maybe half a dozen large players (if that many) in cable.
     
  17. Jul 9, 2011 #797 of 864
    ndole

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    Hey, if you can do it better.. do it. You'll make money.
     
  18. Jul 9, 2011 #798 of 864
    LameLefty

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    You're missing the point. The "market" for STBs is currently tiny. If you create an industry regulation that eliminates the bottlenecks (satellite companies and cablecos), your market goes from 6 or 8 buyers, to TENS OF MILLIONS.

    Then you will see those dozens or hundreds or even thousands of STB manufacturers.
     
  19. Jul 9, 2011 #799 of 864
    houskamp

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    so each manufacturer will go thru all the work to design and produce only a few thousand each?
     
  20. Jul 9, 2011 #800 of 864
    ndole

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    I'm glad that you understand the implications of changing a whole industry, because you (and other assorted "thinkers") don't like the way it operates. The industry is the way it is, because this is the best way it can operate at the prices we can afford. Any regulatory muddling will make it a. crappier and b. more expensive.

    Spare me the 15 pg article bee tee dubya.
     
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