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Topic: Ad-skipping DVR targeted, more Apple TV set chatter, Tron: Uprising, and more.
Recorded: May 29, 2012
Published: May 29, 2012
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The Big Story
Another Big Story
- Fox, NBCUniversal sue Dish over ad-skipping DVR service
- Dish to TV nets: We pay you, so our customers can skip your ads
Yet Another Big Story
- Amazon adds 'hundreds' of Paramount movies to Prime, signals a Clear and Present Danger to free time
- Roku and Dish partner on new foreign TV streaming service
What We're Watching
- Brian Brushwood: Game of Thrones
- Tom Merritt: Alien, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, The Avengers (again in 3D this time), Lost pilot, Roswell pilot, Life on Mars secret pilot
I have a question about Netflix's new player, that you mentioned recently: Does the new player use Silverlight? Last I heard, ""people"" were saying that Silverlight is on its way out; if Netflix is still using Silverlight, then they must still be thinking that Silverlight is going to be around for a while, or maybe they just don't have any other options?
Just something interesting. Later!
I just wanted to thank you guys for reading my email about missing the Sherlock finale. I took ""Rabid Badger""'s advice, checked my PBS affiliate's website, and there it was...watch online. I immediately clicked, and for the next 90 minutes I was on the edge of my seat. Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow. And did I forget to mention...Wow. Thank you guys so much. You made it possible for me to see this, and I think I'm going to watch it again while I have the chance.
Love the show and cheers to the chatroom (especially Rabid Badger),
For many “Live” broadcasts, (NSFW, WeirdThings), I tend to use a browser add-on to download the “original” broadcast from the service provider, www.Justin.tv In order to do this, I have to click into the archive version first. This gives Justin, and the streamer, its click count and if initial ads are present, they also get their play time. Am I stealing, or harmlessly archiving? Please keep in mind that I also download every episode when it is released, learned that lesson from Game On! (RIP). Now, If I do this for say, a streaming service offering main stream TV shows (Not Netflix or Hulu, but sites that encode and stream shows their own network, i.e. Nick.com), am I stealing? They have my click count, the ads are viewed and/or counted, and I am not rebroadcasting anything. I think it falls to a DVR area, but I’d like to know what you guys think.
Hey guys, what do you think about this? My wife and I recently moved to a neighborhood that has no major cable provider in the area. You can only get satellite and DSL. We were going to take this opportunity to cut the cord and start anew. But after dealing with AT&T for a month and still no service, because apparently ""all the sockets in the area are full"", we broke down and got DirectTV so we could have some kind of entertainment.
We are thinking of going to our very nice and sweet elderly neighbor next door and proposing that if she would upgrade her service to the max level, we would pay the difference in her bill. I'd also offer my services for any technical issues she may have with her computer or anything else.
Thanks for your time. Awesome show."
I am a cord cutter. I am getting a bonus from work at the end of this month and I am going to buy a box. Is there any place where I can find a detailed comparison between the boxes. I am currently juggling between a Logitech Revue or a Roku XS."
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