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faryl
faryl
5/29/2016 1:35:53 AM
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Re: Xfinity
Prices are really high here too. I'm not sure how/if they drop a bit when bundled in with a TV subscription or other services.

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faryl
faryl
5/29/2016 1:25:28 AM
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Re: comcast hunt
Thank you! ( A bit belated! So... early Welcome to June!)

The EU looking into requiring Netflix, etc. to have a certain percentage of their catalog offered to European subscribers and Netflix getting exclusive rights to Disney's catalog are a couple of other interesting factors playing into the scheme of things.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
5/1/2016 4:49:09 PM
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Re: comcast hunt
Welcome to May!!

They can and will press their content beyond their areas as they can (and I suppose will) use the "on demand" initiative (something we've deliberated here) to push the content side.   

 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
5/1/2016 4:47:38 PM
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Re: comcast hunt
Happy May Day!!!

One thing we have to embrace--as i see it--is this notion of Patience.   I have had my frustration with the search feature on Amazon FireTV--but it is in retrospective no different that the search capabilities on Google, Bing or for that matter the newest entrant--Jelly.   I have not had a chance, for instance, to see whether those who have Google Chromecast have been able to see more robust results in search & how the content providers would somehow work to tie in their services to the search engine.

Just some "food 4 thought" to reflect upon which I hope will be taken under advisement by the TT council.

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Ariella
Ariella
5/1/2016 10:53:21 AM
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Re: Xfinity
@faryl So your area has even less choice than mine. We have only two companies to choose from, which keeps prices on the high side.

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faryl
faryl
4/30/2016 11:48:16 PM
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Re: comcast hunt
I'm curious to see how the Dreamcast acquisition plays out - since Comcast is only available in certain geographic locations, it seems like they'd have a broader market licensing out their content vs. limiting it to their subscribers.

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freehe
freehe
4/30/2016 8:00:55 PM
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Re: comcast hunt
Comcast should consider using OTT. I am a customer and their On Demand service is nothing to brag about. Yes you can watch lots of movies but many are older movies and you have to wait too long to view the latest movies. I think Netflix provides a better selection of recent movies.

Also, On Demand doesn't allow easy searching capabilities, it takes too long to find a movie. Custeomers should be able to find a movie by title, genre and release year for all premium channels and tv channels. Higher premium channels such as HBO and Showtime has slightly better search features but lower channels like Starz and Encore has worse search features.

 

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freehe
freehe
4/30/2016 7:56:45 PM
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Re: Cord Cutter Statistics
@JohnBarnes, I agree.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
4/30/2016 5:52:09 PM
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Re: Xfinity
Same here, I use AT & T. Couple of times when i visited their store the sales guy trirted promoting their Direct TV all-in-one package. I didn't really think more about that. No specifc reason. I use Verizon FIOS for my internet and TV. I didn't even do a comparision at the time.

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
4/30/2016 12:16:01 AM
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Re: Cord Cutter Statistics
@michelle,

without committing to anything more than idle speculation here: probably any sector of the economy that gets rich enough stops being a viable place for either command/socialist or market/capitalist models.  Going back to the 1950s it was pointed out that both command economies and market economies are ways to reduce the immense complexity of economic life to something simple enough for individual players to respond to -- orders or prices. Both are basically one-dimensional and much too simple to reflect reality, but they can be arrived at in short periods of time and people respond to them predictably (even if sometimes undesirably or perversely). 

With enough data and enough speed, you don't have to go down to one dimension; many of the innovations we're seeing around telcos -- which, note, deal almost entirely in data and speed -- look like ways to use more information rather than simplifying it away. Might be a generation or two before some new theory grows that allows us to understand how our economy works, at least in the current high-innovation areas.

(This has happened before; see Polanyi's Trade and Market in the Early Empires for a really good argument that premodern civilizations had economies but didn't know they had them; I'm guessing that today's data/communications economy is probably a prototype of something for which we don't yet have a name.  The present disruptions just seem like an unusually clear case).

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