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yodaxl7
Sep 7, 2010, 04:52 AM
Basically, we are looking for solution that is better than cable. Cable sells bundle or package deals. We get channels we don't care. Plus, we have to set the dvr for shows that come on certain times. Ideally, if all channels are in the form of apps, we can pick and choose to watch whenever. Personally, I would like a buffet. I want to choose x number of channels and watch those shows for $30 a month. The networks like the current model because it brings more revenue for them. Why can't they do it like hulu? or Apple can have iAD or other forms of ads. Perhaps networks can create an app for their channel that can be interactive such that we can buy what Dr. House is wearing on the show. This can be linked to a store like Macy's. Or if we see an cool gadget in a show, there can be a link that can be saved later for us to review and buy later. etc. Networks can monetize in many ways. I think the future is an internet tv that we can interact with and learn more about the show's environment and also ways to buy things. Current cable model needs remodeling if you will. I would like to rid my 90 dollar cable bill.



nottooshabby
Sep 7, 2010, 08:23 AM
Basically, we are looking for solution that is better than cable. Cable sells bundle or package deals. We get channels we don't care. Plus, we have to set the dvr for shows that come on certain times. Ideally, if all channels are in the form of apps, we can pick and choose to watch whenever. Personally, I would like a buffet. I want to choose x number of channels and watch those shows for $30 a month. The networks like the current model because it brings more revenue for them. Why can't they do it like hulu? or Apple can have iAD or other forms of ads. Perhaps networks can create an app for their channel that can be interactive such that we can buy what Dr. House is wearing on the show. This can be linked to a store like Macy's. Or if we see an cool gadget in a show, there can be a link that can be saved later for us to review and buy later. etc. Networks can monetize in many ways. I think the future is an internet tv that we can interact with and learn more about the show's environment and also ways to buy things. Current cable model needs remodeling if you will. I would like to rid my 90 dollar cable bill.


We ditched cable tv and just have high speed internet from comcast. Our bill went from $115 to $55. No more ugly cable box with an archaic interface with stations spread from 100 to 700 with a ton of dead channels in between. We live close to all the broadcast antennas so we pull in all the major networks over the air. We use apple tv for purchasing the occasional tv show. About the only thing I miss is ESPN and TBS/TNT. Best thing I have done. If iTunes would start carrying full football games, that would be awesome.

49JC
Sep 8, 2010, 11:00 AM
I'm almost there. Going to ditch the cable soon. Just picked up the Roku player recently and its awesome. Still need to get an HDTV antenna. Im in the same boat as nottoshabby in regards to football. The good thing is that football is shown on all local networks - FOX, CBS. So the antenna should be perfect for that.