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Comment Re:Netflix v. Cable? How about Netflix v. HBO (Score 1) 172

That's great until you want some resource from some remote location you think is worthless. That could be a natural resource, or something that you don't want located in your back yard.

Your concrete jungle is pretty helpless disconnected from those areas that aren't "economically valuable".

Comment Re:..doesnt factor in connection cost. (Score 1) 172

As a uni-tasker, the DVR has a much superior interface for doing that one thing that it does. Streamers are the same way. It's really stupid to do your video viewing on a PC unless it's operating as a video appliance.

Desktop apps exhibit varying degrees of suckage in this department.

Comment Re:Cable content is worth more (Score 1) 172

A lot of cable content is total dreck and 40 year old reruns. 4 channels worth of content have been spread over 500 channels. A lot of channels are things like golf and shopping. Others are only useful for a single show. A lot of the "first run" stuff is the same formulas recycled ad infinitum.

Comment Re:Er (Score 1) 568

my point is how can you call this an "autopilot"

In the same sense that a plane autopilot is an autopilot? Ie it keeps you on the course and speed you set it at but doesn't do much else. It's perhaps odd that people interpret "autopilot" as meaning "self driving", it's probably called autopilot precisely because it isn't self driving.

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