Skip to comments.Supreme Court rules 6-3 against Aereo
Posted on 06/25/2014 7:24:04 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 against Aereo that the company which sought to deliver broadcasts over tiny antennas over the Internet violates copyright law. "Insofar as there are differences [with previous cases], those differences concern not the nature of the service that Aereo provides so much as the technological manner in which it provides the service.
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What effect will this have on media companies stocks? Time warner, Charter, comcast, dish etc etc who this decesion protects?
Oh crap! Looks like I’m stuck with DirecTV or cable. Was thinking of switching to Roku but needed a way to get local channels.
I've heard that there is a new technology which allows you just pick them out of the air.
You might even be able to get some I Love Lucy reruns on it. :-)
Right now I'm looking for a DVR without a huge monthly fee to record digital broadcasts. I have my ReplayTV (yes, it's now an antique). I'll give up cable, but not recording for later playback.
Oh crap! Looks like Im stuck with DirecTV or cable. Was thinking of switching to Roku but needed a way to get local channels.
I am huge Roku fan. And one of the main reasons is the availability of the Plex App on the Roku. Plex is a combination of Media Server, where IMHO, it is light years ahead of its competition and more importantly in your case a source on it own of Roku Apps.
Between the Roku and the Plex Apps you will find plenty of over the air local channels. Cable channels will not likely be available to you since the Roku will ask you to verify your “provider” - Directv, Comcast, Time Warner etc. for many if not most Cable Channel Apps.
Go for it.
“I’ve heard that there is a new technology which allows you just pick them out of the air.”
Thanks for the tip, but I actually live in a rented townhouse and am not allowed to put an antenna on the roof. I do live about 25 miles outside of St Paul, MN though, so if you know of an indoor antenna that can pick up channels pretty clearly within about a 30 mile radius, that would be helpful.
“Between the Roku and the Plex Apps you will find plenty of over the air local channels.”
Thanks! Had never heard of the Plex App. My DirecTV contract ends next month, so looking hard at cheaper alternatives. It sounds like Roku is one of the best options out there.
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On your PC you can load up the Plex server for free. It will deliver music, photos and video files to any device that is running the Plex App and is connected to your home network. You will be impressed with the metadata support the Plex provides - album covers, artist descriptions, lots of stuff like that is automatically retrieved over the Internet.
You can download the Plex App for free for 30 days. After the 30 days is up you need to buy the App for a one time fee of $5.00.
You should try out if you have a Smart TV, iPad, IPhone or, I believe, the Android equivalents. That will give you a feel for what’s out there.
Where I am up in the mountains, there is absolutely no OTA BCTV reception whatsoever: it is either cable (stinks, pricey) or sat TV (expensive, few wanted channels and lots of unwanted ones). I watch a few favourite programmes over the net connection, but sometimes they suffer from buffering delays or poor resolution so I am looking at other options. Your experience with the Roku any different?
Here are a few links to get you going:
A word of caution. Some channels are only available if you a cable or satellite customer. And some channels like Netflix are not free. But there is a ton of stuff that is free. There is a lot of information about this in the Unofficial Roku Channel Guide which is a downloadable PDF file.
Still won’t give my money to DirecTV or cable (tv). If there is something important I need to watch, the local channels stream online (breaking news) as well as many of their daily news broadcasts.
The way my house is, I am not able to get good TV reception with an antenna. I will do without.
I bought a Roku 2 a while back, and even though YouTube is now available on Roku, Plex-it video queuing worked great.
I tried Aereo's free offer, it was OK for those of us out in the sticks where OTA reception sucks...doubt I would have paid for it though.
That is somewhat of a problem, I must admit. I refuse to pay lots of unwanted channels to get the few I truly wish to see, so no cable or satTV here.
Appreciate the info, though.
It’s Dead, Jim
Video streamer Aereo suspending service after court decision
You don’t think the Government-Media Complex would let Aereo get away with it, do you?