Since the Tivo was released back in the last century, there is NOTHING I view as linear. This includes "live TV". The great beauty of a recording is that you can skip through it and ignore the fluff. This includes commercials. This includes commentary. This includes tedious aspects of some sports.
I even know someone of the older generation that specifically likes to watch his baseball games like this now.
It's GREAT to start a "live" event far enough long that you will never catch up to the commercials.
> Then we can spend 45 minutes programming the DVR and brag about it.
The last season pass I added took 5 minutes. If it takes you longer then you're really retarded.
I think it's just the geezer generation we need to get rid of. We've already started to replace them and they're MUCH better with technology.
I watch PAL content on my HTPCs all the time. In the old days, international DVD players were no big thing. This kind of stuff has been done already and for a pretty long time.
It's like subtitles on streamers. Companies making gear just have to think that it's worth bothering with.
> You still pay, though. You pay through having to put up with ads and being beholden to the OTA channels' scheduling.
No you don't. That's the easiest kind of PVR to put together yourself. Or you could just buy one. Either way, there's no cable card nonsense to contend with.
Even the league streaming services are stymied by local blackout rules.
Actually, real OTA stuff is trivially easy to deal with with PCs and consumer electronics. The lack of encryption makes things easey peasey and terribly reliable.
It's the encrypted cable stuff and proprietary on-demand and pay-per-view that's difficult to handle.
Although all of that stuff has already moved to streaming.
Music is a closely held oligarchy and they didn't see Apple for what it was at the time. As soon as they figured things out, they immediately dropped encryption and opened things up.
Now the music industry is a cautionary tale for everyone else.
Also, there were no comparable legacy regulations or contracts in the music industry to get in the way. There's still a lot of "cruft" in the video industry to get past.
"live events"? You're cute, like a smug Neanderthal.
...except the Tivo is no Nomad.
You're a MORON to imply anything of the sort.
Besides, the Tivo has been made obsolete already with streamers. Cook is 2 tech generations and almost 20 years behind.
He's like an archer attacking a landship.
Now bout we re-boot how TV is served up today and go back to not having the words in the corner of the screen, animated things while the show is on, and lighten the commercial load
I only see ads on TV when I travel. Why do people put up with that stuff?
TV reinvented is Netflix original content: one monthly fee, worldwide unified distribution, no ads. Very easy to find what you want to watch, too. The same UI would work fine for live events, too.
I also thought that answer was a bit peculiar too since we recently had a contested election. On the one hand, you can't say that you will blindly accept any nonsense with no question. On the other hand, you can't completely destroy the idea of a peaceful transition of power.
People still have rights. Something bad may happen to you, but you don't have to take it lying down. You can fight it through perfectly civilized means.
You don't have to let people walk all over you.
> Trump is now utterly crushed, he was a total failure in all the debates, even breitbart has Clinton wining todays debate 62-38.
No it doesn't.
It's bad form to make up shit that anyone can verify in 2 seconds.
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