Reporter Fears PVR, But No One Else Seems To Mind
from the good-for-them dept
It looks like a reporter in Australia is really trying to make a story out of nothing today. Apparently, there’s a new personal video recorder device being released there that lets people completely eliminate ads while recording whatever show they want. Broadcasters in the US have fought against such things in the ReplayTV device, and clearly the reporter on the article is trying to stir up some controversy. What’s funny, though, for all of the scary language the reporter uses about how this will impact advertisers and networks she can’t come up with a quote to back it up. In fact, the quotes paint a completely different picture. All the quotes from network people say they don’t think it’s a big deal, and believe that they’ll be fine. Then, the reporter goes down a different path, and suggests the company, Faulconbridge, offering this ICE PVR may be somehow stealing the networks’ programming guides. However, simply asking him shows that’s not true, and they have staff creating their own programming guides. So, despite all of the scary language written by the reporter, it doesn’t seem like anyone (other than the reporter) is actually that concerned about the launch of this device.
Comments on “Reporter Fears PVR, But No One Else Seems To Mind”
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I hope they bring it over here. I loved my replay but they have fallen to far behind the current tech curve (HD, multi tuners etc), and there newest offering from the parent company strip out most of what made the replay unique and good.
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The Australian media aren’t known for their integrity. Reading the article, I believe it’s been paid for by Faulconbridge.
This is a common way for Aus. media to bring in extra money.
How about a device that strips advertising disguised as content?
You little ripper!