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batye
batye
4/1/2016 2:02:34 PM
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Re: Bring it On
@ms.akkineni  as technology changing we getting  improved/better way to do what we want ... including watching tv the way we like it...

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
3/18/2016 1:22:35 PM
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What ever happened to OTA TV?
After the digital transition for over the air (OTA) TV stations, it seems like OTA TV has just evaporated. I really wish Aereo didn't meet its demise at the hands of the Supreme Court -- if the "quacks like a duck" ruling didn't kill off Aereo, we'd probably have a much better end-user experience and more competition for video channel services.

Now we have to settle for OTT services that can broker deals with "most" of the major networks (not "all", because who wants to make it simple for consumers to find specific shows?), and not even Apple can bring together all the licensing deals to make TV as simple as it used to be.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
3/18/2016 1:17:32 PM
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Yet another video service to add to the confusion...
I'm impressed by Netflix's user interface and availability on nearly all platforms. Amazon's instant video service is okay, but it's less user-friendly and isn't compatible on as many platforms as Netflix is. AppleTV seems to have a nice interface, but then it's only available on Apple hardware. Xbox has a confusing set-top box strategy. Hulu has its own niche and is available on many platforms. 

Sony's Playstation Vue is confusingly named now.. since it no longer requires Playstation hardware (OK on FireTV, Chromecast), but it won't be available on AppleTV or Xbox, presumably. 

So.. in a living room filled with remote controls, I also have to page through apps to get to different channels..? This is not the golden age of content I was hoping for with a la carte shows.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
3/16/2016 11:15:48 AM
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Re: Bring it On
@elizabethv:

Wow, sounds like you have everything that you practically wanted and the way you preferred.

It is interesting to know that you have planned way of watching TV. We do that sometimes, meaning we switch on TV because we know we need to watch something like oscars for example. But not always the case. It starts with CNN and then it just goes multiple ways.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
3/16/2016 11:11:00 AM
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Re: Bring it On
 

I wouldn't take a smooth ride granted for sure. There have to be initial hick ups before it gets steabilized and I consider that to be very much normal. Unless there are substantial issue in which case it would end up as a big thumbs down. But i wouldn't expect that worse either.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
3/16/2016 9:04:21 AM
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Re: Bring it On
We "cut the cord" about a year ago, and I honestly could not be happier with the decision. I doubt we will ever go back, barring some kind of mass change in the ways you can stream. We maintain a Hulu, Amazon Prime and Netflix account. We have a fire stick for the TV in the basement, we use our Wii U in our living room, and my husband and I have a SmartTV in our bedroom. Between the three options, we are able to watch just about anything we want, whenever we want. Including being able to keep up with currently airing television shows we might otherwise have watched on our DVR. I actually think it's better, because I never just sit down in front of the TV to "find something to watch" then end up wasting three hours watching something I never had that much interest in watching in the first place. We honestly never sit down to watch anything unless we know exactly what it is we want to watch. 

Has anyone else struggled with the idea of cutting the cord? Or cut the cord and later regretted the decision? 

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Writerfo10281
Writerfo10281
3/16/2016 7:52:41 AM
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Re: Bring it On
I agree--giving up the DVR is the toughest, but it sounds like Sony has that figured out with the VUE. I'd be interested to see if it actually works (or if the first roll out has lots of hiccups in that area?).

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
3/15/2016 7:19:33 PM
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Re: Bring it On
Isn't part of change an acceptance of the need for something different and better?  That's at the heart of transformation process we deliberate all the time here.   The challenge is to harness it in a responsible way in the end.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
3/15/2016 7:14:46 PM
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Re: Bring it On
I currently have Amazon Fire streaming over the Web.   As the team has noted, one has to see what the package has--The Elite has over 100 Channels.    I could not help but wonder:  How much is enough?    I also wonder what would Amazon do to counter this!!! :))) 

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Mike Robuck
Mike Robuck
3/15/2016 5:04:03 PM
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Re: Internet...
I'm sure they are, but of course they argue that they built out the broadband pipes at their own cost. Then there are the metering, throttling and bandwidth cap issues to deal with. 

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