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  • Jan 4th, 2013 @ 9:41am

    domestic spying

    Secret? Are you kidding? They are hoovering up EVERY piece of electronic data they can get their hands on. Tax records, ALL e-mails, texts, Facebook accounts, license plate readers, credit card transactions, etc. If it is done electronically they have a copy of it. All information is sorted looking for patterns of terrorist activity. Not only is this highly illegal, it is only a matter of time before they start using the information for other purposes (if it hasn't already started). This is not the government our forefathers fought and died to protect. The founding fathers are spinning in their graves.

  • Nov 11th, 2010 @ 6:06am

    GoogleTV

    Google really blew it. They could have had a killer product but because they did not reach out to the content providers FIRST they are now getting the cold shoulder. They would have had to offer some kind of payment for access (like Hulu plus) but now they are stuck in IPTV limbo like the Boxee Box. Apple and Netflix have had more success with bringing network content to the web but they are both pay services and have a track record of working with the content providers instead of doing their own thing.

  • Nov 3rd, 2010 @ 7:56am

    Re: Re: TV PVR

    Ten years of Tivo payments is a lot of money. I bought a $300 computer and use it as a PVR using Windows Media Center with a WMC remote. No monthly fees and I don't have to watch commercials.

  • Nov 2nd, 2010 @ 5:39am

    Comcast deserves what it gets

    I can't wait to see Comcast file for bankruptcy. Their head-in-the-sand attitude will only hasten their demise. I dumped them a year ago when I complained about the quality of the service and too high price. They basically told me tough luck, just deal with it and pay the bill. I told them goodbye and with OTA, Hulu, Clicker, Miro and Netflix/Roku I have more than I could ever watch.

  • Oct 28th, 2010 @ 8:34am

    no tears

    HTPC w/OTA & Roku give me more content than I have time to watch. Cable got the boot a year ago. Don't miss them one bit. Comcast will become a regulated "dumb pipe" for internet access. Once they have real competition in that area they will be out of business.

  • Oct 4th, 2010 @ 7:12am

    loud commercials

    I solved this problem a long time ago. I record most everything using Windows Media Center on a HTPC to watch at a later time. There is a handy skip forward button on the WMC remote. No more loud commercials. On the rare instance where I watch live TV (Football) there is this handy button called mute. If the commercials weren't so loud or obnoxious I might actually watch some of them.

  • Sep 20th, 2010 @ 5:05am

    Re: Eric

    Pirates make the most use of this? How about Apple / Linux users? Watching BluRay movies on a Mac or Linux box would be a regular use I expect.

  • Aug 27th, 2010 @ 6:48am

    (untitled comment)

    We haven't seen all the problems with DMCA yet. I understand car manufacturers may encrypt some of the traffic between computers in their cars. If anyone trys to make a "will fit" electronic part they will be sued due to DMCA.

  • Aug 26th, 2010 @ 10:40am

    Oops

    If the client was trying to make himself look better he failed quite completely.

  • Aug 24th, 2010 @ 9:39am

    Re: Re: Re:

    Clicker and Youtube are both creating a passive alternative. They learn what types of videos you like and stream them one after another to you.

    The only problem I see with IPTV is it is still fragmented. I want to be able to move from Clicker to Miro to Netflix to OTA with one button press. It will happen in time. IPTV is still in it's infancy.

    PS: I dropped cable almost a year ago. Comcast compressed the signal so much even a Hulu video looked better.

  • Jul 7th, 2010 @ 4:26am

    AP

    They sure are earning the first three letters of their name.

  • Jun 2nd, 2010 @ 5:18am

    Re: Re:

    The drug industry spends 10 times as much on advertising compared to R&D. They don't like to talk up that little fact.

  • Dec 22nd, 2009 @ 6:10am

    (untitled comment)

    Just dump your cable company and be done with it already. The b_ _ tards won't be happy until they put themselves out of business. They will be blaming the (ex)customers all the way to the poor house. It couldn't have been anything THEY did, could it?

  • Dec 22nd, 2009 @ 6:04am

    (untitled comment)

    "So why do politicians keep extending copyright?"

    It is called payoffs, I mean campaign contributions.

  • Dec 15th, 2009 @ 4:48am

    Stupidity

    Am I missing something? Why bother to DRM an audio book? Everybody and their brother can simply record from the analog out port. If you loose a bit of fidelity, so what? It is an audio book. It matters with music, but not with someone reading aloud. Apple proved that people will pay for something they can steal if the environment is right. Adding DRM is not the right way to go. Making the process of finding the right audio book, buying it and using it at a reasonable price is the road map to success.

  • Jun 24th, 2009 @ 4:29am

    Re: Online Delivery

    What happens when they decide your disc needs to be authenticated to play and the servers have been turned off?

    ISP goes down and I can still watch the movies I've saved.

    Move someplace high speed isn't available, are you nuts?

    I will not pay for movies I cannot save locally without DRM. I will pay for access to movies. Once I don't have access to new movies, I do not pay any more (like netflix).