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freehe
freehe
4/26/2016 8:57:54 PM
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Re: Pay when you watch
@JohnBarnes, good point. I never heard of Sling TV. I would not be interested in streaming multi content at the same time because nothing is that interesting that I need to watch more than one thing at a time. However, there is a huge demand for this service so kudos to Sling TV for providing this service.

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
4/26/2016 7:43:06 AM
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Re: Pay when you watch
@elizabethv, and the strangest part of all is that full-on realtime gigadata analysis doesn't have to be successful at one company to force every other company to do it. The potential alone -- what if they learn something we don't -- is enough of a risk to the competition to force them to try to keep up. 

Not unlike big data sports statistics; early adapters like the Oakland Athletics and San Antonio Spurs may or may not have gained large advantages, but everyone else had to leap into it to make sure they didn't.  Or like many arms races in history; nobody really knew if the new weapon another nation was deploying would be effective or matter, but in case it was, everyone had to have one, and preferably a better one, which led to things like nearly everyone building armored ships with gun turrets, submarines, fighter planes, and tanks, which all turned out to be good for something, but also to many nations having long running and expensive programs in airplane-carrying dirigibles, autogyros, and a whole lot of other things that didn't.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
4/25/2016 8:07:04 PM
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Good deal
I think this is a great idea!

I'm curious to know how the downloading process is, but it looks like such a good deal. For the price and everthing that comes along with it, it seems like a steal! I think this will bring in more consumers with the multi stream service.

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dcawrey
dcawrey
4/25/2016 12:29:25 PM
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Re: Race to the cheapest
I have tried the Sling single stream service and I have to say I was impressed.

Although the service requires installation of an application on your computer, the rest of the service is pretty good. I think the install is a way to enforce security, and it's really a good deal if all you really want is ESPN. 

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Michelle
Michelle
4/21/2016 10:33:45 PM
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Re: Race to the cheapest
It is really interesting, especially when you enumerate the multitude of viewing options. Could you have predicted so many TV boxes? 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
4/21/2016 6:10:53 AM
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Re: Pay when you watch
@JohnBarnes I suppose when you break it down that way it makes sense. It's more than just having the information available but also processing that information so that it makes sense to anyone. Which I suppose is the only way even obtaining that information is going to be valuable. I completely agree though, once one person does it, the others will have to figure it out too. Which is a great aspect of competition, you have to keep up. 

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clrmoney
clrmoney
4/18/2016 11:18:48 AM
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Sling Tv
I think I never heard of Sling TV but if they are going to ofer us something that benefits us then it's okay.

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
4/18/2016 2:31:42 AM
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Re: Pay when you watch
@elizabethv, reporting on any one viewing on any one screen is cheap and easy and could be done tomorrow. Reporting on thousands or millions constantly, logging all the reports in a common extractable format, and setting up the report writers to do the extracting and automating the responses to the reports &c&c&c... Big project with current tech. But getting smaller relative to capability all the time. And once one provider does it the others will all have to just to keep up.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
4/17/2016 9:23:55 AM
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Pay when you watch
@JohnBarnes   Maybe I have an inflated perception of just what technology is capable of, but it just really surprises me that with the technology we already have, providers can't tell just exactly what is being watched by who for how long. It just seems like that is something they should already be able to do. Given that I work overnights, if we were charged by when we access content, and accessing it when there isn't much other traffic doing so, I would think being charged in that method would be fantastic. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
4/16/2016 6:41:20 PM
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Re: Race to the cheapest
It's interesting how many devices are now competing over the TV remote and HMDI inputs on living room TVs. Xbox, Playstation, Wii, Apple TV, Google Cast, FireTV (stick), Roku, Tivo, and many other settop boxes and media centers... how many consoles can fit under a TV and offer app marketplaces of any significance? 

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