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AllVid (and it's impact on DirecTV)


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#26 OFFLINE   JoeTheDragon

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:53 PM

So do you feel that cable DVR's are as innovative and feature rich as DIRECTV or DISH receivers? Even if other companies did make receivers it doesn't mean that either company has to share, or license, their patents to the companies. So we could have a bunch of receivers like the THR22 out there where they don't have features that are standard on the companies current receivers.

There is nothing that has proven that cable cards have done anything to innovate that market. The extremely small % of cable card users is proof enough that it's not a market that companies feel are worth getting into.


the cable co's the min to make cable card work as they made more by renting 5-6+ year old boxes.
I want CLTV / CLTV HD on direct tv.

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#27 OFFLINE   Shades228

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 06:26 PM

the cable co's the min to make cable card work as they made more by renting 5-6+ year old boxes.


Sure they make more money but if there was a financial gain to be had to make cable box's a company would. Tivo can't even get a real market share of cable card box's.

Motorola could easily create a premium box and add features like WHDVR and everything else, but they don't because there's just not a profit in it. Most customers aren't bleeding edge customers and only really start using features because it's given to them not because it's available in the market.

#28 OFFLINE   fireponcoal

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 07:20 PM

Sure they make more money but if there was a financial gain to be had to make cable box's a company would. Tivo can't even get a real market share of cable card box's.

Motorola could easily create a premium box and add features like WHDVR and everything else, but they don't because there's just not a profit in it. Most customers aren't bleeding edge customers and only really start using features because it's given to them not because it's available in the market.


Bleeding edge. Premium customer. Puke. Feel special yet?

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 07:42 PM

Bleeding edge. Premium customer. Puke. Feel special yet?


I'm sure there was a point to your post but I doubt anyone other than yourself can understand it.

#30 OFFLINE   Sixto

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:13 AM

The deadline was extended:

http://www.broadcast...op_Deadline.php


Also, with RVU being part of the new DLNA spec, DirecTV would be covered it seems.




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