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FCC to require All Vid IP video adapters from cable and maybe satellite


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#26 OFFLINE   Jeremy W

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 01:23 AM

MoCA is widely available for use with cable TV today. It may take time to integrate it into the STB, but you can use it NOW with an adapter.

I highly doubt he meant it literally.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 05:54 AM

In software I see it all the time where we have to "standardize" with multiple platforms and in the end it is ALWAYS a dumbed down version of our original. Innovation will suffer due to the very nature of it, I don't see how it can't.

In this platform I can do this.... In that platform I can't do this.... Result = scratch this

<sigh> I suppose this could be a new day where the cable company's and everyone else in the industry will WANT what is best for the consumer and actually work toward that goal.... </sigh> I think I've seen FTARH too many times and am starting to get a contact hi.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 10:03 AM

'Im sorry Mr. customer, but your sony-roku-tivo-netflix-directv client box has had some sort of tuner failure. I cant carry all of the 35 different brands and 117 individual types of receivers on my truck, so youre going to have to live without directv at this location until you go back to bestbuy and purchase another one for $200.00. Have a nice day.'
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 10:21 AM

'Im sorry Mr. customer, but your sony-roku-tivo-netflix-directv client box has had some sort of tuner failure. I cant carry all of the 35 different brands and 117 individual types of receivers on my truck, so youre going to have to live without directv at this location until you go back to bestbuy and purchase another one for $200.00. Have a nice day.'


No different than a few years ago when Directv used Sony, RCA, Hughes, and several other boxes. Wasnt a show stopper then. Dont see it as a show stopper in the future. Tech checks the dish signal, signal is good, tells customer his gateway has a problem. If DirecTv installed it, they will have the unit to swap it out with. If the customer bought his own third party unit, he has the option to deal with their tech support, or get you to install the DirecTv gateway in its place.

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 03:03 PM

Back then a lot more people did (could do) their own installations. They'd buy the dish and a receiver at Wal-Mart or Circuit City and install it themselves. All the receiver purchases were done at the store level, whereas now most people probably get their stuff off the truck and don't know or care what model it is.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:34 AM

We've enjoyed a spirited discussion about RVU/AllVid/CableCard 2 in a couple of DIRECTV thread, but this topic needs its own thread. Lo and behold, dvrblogger started one a year ago! (Rats, I missed it then.)

So I'm resurrecting a perfectly good thread to continue the discussion.

I'm also moving this to the General Satellite Legislative Forum.

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#32 OFFLINE   Jeremy W

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:39 AM

I have a feeling this thread may stay dead, since it's not in one of the popular forums.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:44 AM

I have a feeling this thread may stay dead, since it's not in one of the popular forums.


That is a possibility. Maybe we'll just end up playing pinocle in this thread. :)

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:50 AM

'Im sorry Mr. customer, but your sony-roku-tivo-netflix-directv client box has had some sort of tuner failure. I cant carry all of the 35 different brands and 117 individual types of receivers on my truck, so youre going to have to live without directv at this location until you go back to bestbuy and purchase another one for $200.00. Have a nice day.'


Why would I call you when my sony-roku-tivo-netflix-directv client box fails? I don't call DIRECTV when my samsung TVs fail today.

If the gateway is working (and is verified such), I'd just call Sony. (Or more likely bestbuy if I purchased it from them.)

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:52 AM

Why would I call you when my sony-roku-tivo-netflix-directv client box fails? I don't call DIRECTV when my samsung TVs fail today.

And even if I did call DirecTV for troubleshooting assistance, why would I expect them to replace a non-DirecTV branded box that I purchased from Best Buy?

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 11:01 AM

I have a feeling this thread may stay dead, since it's not in one of the popular forums.


That is a possibility. Maybe we'll just end up playing pinocle in this thread. :)


It likely has no place to go anyways. 99% of the people do not understand what the AllVid proposal is, let alone the reaons why it would be good for them. Hopefully, the FCC will stay on track and not be swayed by political influence again. Sadly, I have my doubts that will be the case.

The cable companies have too much influence and with the hiring of the ex-FCC chief to the top spot at the NCTA, I see real trouble on the horizon for the initiative. I think it's doomed... :(
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 11:02 AM

'Im sorry Mr. customer, but your sony-roku-tivo-netflix-directv client box has had some sort of tuner failure. I cant carry all of the 35 different brands and 117 individual types of receivers on my truck, so youre going to have to live without directv at this location until you go back to bestbuy and purchase another one for $200.00. Have a nice day.'


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