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Topic: Aereo isn't stopped, Dish Network adds 'Auto Hop', 'Game Of Thrones' piracy, and more.
Recorded: May 15 2012
Published: May 15, 2012
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The Big Story
- TV Broadcasters Warn of Huge Industry Shakeup If Barry Diller's Aereo Isn't Stopped
- NBCUniversal exec condemns Aereo's live TV streaming service, worries cable companies could copy it
- Aereo under fire: why NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox want to shut down the internet TV service
Another Big Story
- Dish Network adds 'Auto Hop' commercial skipping feature to its Hopper DVRs
- Fox and NBC: Dish's commercial-skipping DVR 'a strange thing to do' at best, 'an insult' at worst
Yet Another Big Story
Probably Not Such a Big Story
- Nintendo to pull the plug on 3D TV service in Japan
- DVD's and blu-rays will now carry two unskippable warinings
- LG shows off the best Google TV yet, with motion controls, dual-core CPU, 3D
- Microsoft’s Sneaky Success: The Xbox Is the Most Popular Video Player in the U.S
- IKEA Uppleva TV range will feature YouTube, Vimeo, and other apps
- Fan service Moviepilot steams into Hollywood with $7m round
- Groupon Gets a Poorly Titled CBS Sitcom
- Fox, Ridley Scott nab film rights to self-published sci-fi series
- Watch this: 'Toy Story 2' almost disappeared thanks to a bad backup
- NBC's revolution is a technocalyptic story
What We're Watching
- Brian Brushwood: The Complete Metropolis, Legend of Korra, Game of Thrones, Sons of Anarchy
- Tom Merritt: Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Sherlock, Fringe
Is it possible that studios allow movies to be made knowing that they will make no money on them and take the loss as a write off?
What are your Thoughts?
Thanks, and love the show a weekly done of internet TV goodness with a dash of Bourbon.
You've often spoke of Aereo. I've just completed a beta membership sign-up and, if you would like any information or screenshots, please let me know. At this time Aereo runs only on iOS devices (via Safari browser oddly enough) and Roku. The interface is easy enough to use and the recording is straightforward. It allows for 40 hours of record although it hasn't marked anything off the 40 hours available that I've recorded so far.
The stream quality is rather like Roku's Netflix app. It starts out rough and then the adaptive streaming brings the quality up to a preset level which was quite good even set at low levels. They offer low, medium, high and ultra quality levels.
Aereo allows for up to 5 devices assigned to the account. As has been mentioned on the show before, they are limiting sign-ups to NYC. (Although I'm not in NYC. Shhhh.)
Eva had mentioned early in the show that she was a cord cutter and watches Hulu all the time because of this. THEN she mentions that she is watching the new season of Game of Thrones, but is behind by three episodes.
How is she doing this if she doesn't have a cable/satellite connection??? Hmmmmmmmmm
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