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To: reluctantwarrior

By paying for our satellite and cable TV we are financing the enemy directly.


6 posted on 01/02/2013 6:17:38 PM PST by rsobin
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To: rsobin

Canceled my Cable and land line phone today. I’m on a strike.


27 posted on 01/02/2013 7:33:23 PM PST by annieokie
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To: rsobin
By paying for our satellite and cable TV we are financing the enemy directly.
There may soon be an alternative.

Why Intel's New IPTV Service Will Do What Google, Apple, and Microsoft Can't

Apple and Google have been attempting for years to entice customers to ditch cable television for set top boxes that deliver TV shows, movies and more via the internet. For the past year or so, Intel has also quietly been working on a top-secret set-top box that could not only be better than what Apple, Google, and even Microsoft offer today, but also kill the cable industry as we know it.

This set-top box, said by industry insiders to be available to a limited beta of customers in March, will offer cable channels delivered “over the top” to televisions anywhere there is an Internet connection regardless of provider. (Microsoft Mediaroom, for example, requires AT&T’s service, and Xbox has limited offerings for Comcast and FiOS customers). For the first time, consumers will be able to subscribe to content per channel, unlike bundled cable services, and you may also be able to subscribe per show as well. Intel’s set-top box will also have access to Intel’s already existing app marketplace for apps, casual games, and video on demand. Leveraging the speed of current broadband, and the vast shared resources of the cloud, Intel plans to give customers the ability to use “Cloud DVR”, a feature intended to allow users to watch any past TV show at any time, without the need to record it ahead of time, pause live tv, and rewind shows in progress.



37 posted on 01/02/2013 10:39:36 PM PST by Bratch
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