Do you think DTV will allow TiVo create superior SW for HR22 and push out of the road they own SW ?
I don't know, I guess not. This is where the FCC needs to step in. Either that or the FCC needs to step OUT of Cable.
I mean the FCC put all these rules and regulations on the cable industry. They forced open access... they forced cable card. There was a date 7.1.2007 where all new STBs MUST have cable card slots. Existing units fine... but all new purchases were separate security models which costs MSO's a whole lot more money. In turn MSO's raised rates because why should they absorb all the costs thanks to government intervention (I don't blame them).
Here's my beef with that... The FCC has such a focus on the "evil" cable industry and require all this regulation, but yet you don't see them cracking down on DBS providers - no not only DirecTV but DishNetwork too. They didn't have to open access. You don't see a PCI-E tuner where you could simply slide in a DirecTV card and run a media center. You can't buy an off the shelf Tivo Premiere at a brick and morter store with a DBS tuner in it and slide in your DirecTV card. No... but yet you can with the Cable industry, and this never would of been the case if it wasn't through government intervention.
So why the one sidedness? I remember the old FCC chairman Kevin Martin was his name right? The guy who looks like "Wheres Waldo". He had it out for the cable industry. So glad that dbag is out off office. Cable was so behind in HD with that idiot at the throne. Cable spent so much money on STB's, OCAP integration, software updates on every single piece of hardware in the headend and customer side, etc. Plus investing in open access that their hands were tied as far as purchasing HD QAMs and all that. The FCC also required advance notice and approval for frequency moves on cable companies own private spectrum! Something simple like moving putting a QAM on channel 57 for example required approval! They also couldn't remove analog right away, or any of that nonsense.
Edited by cypherx, 16 May 2012 - 03:42 PM.
My DirecTV HD WISHLIST: Nicktoons, FXM, Oxygen, Discovery Family, Discovery Life, GSN, Sprout, GAC, Esquire, El Rey, Up, Music Choice Play HD, NASA, Epix (if reasonably priced)
My DirecTV SD WISHLIST: MTV Hits, MTV Jams, Music Choice, Youtoo TV