Cablevision Network DVR Gets Supreme Court Blessing

8 thoughts on “Cablevision Network DVR Gets Supreme Court Blessing”

  1. When this service becomes available and affordable, this will destroy traditional business models at these large media and cable companies. If these businesses don’t transform quickly they will not be able to survive this disruption.

    1. Not cable companies. Remember, Cablevision _is_ a cable company. They make some money from advertising, but it is not essential. They can make a lot more charging $10-15/month for this network DVR feature. The people this really effects are the content creators. Without as much advertising revenue, networks won’t pay as much for shows.

  2. I’m glad that the Supreme Court seems to be opening the way for new technologies, but its a shame the Cablevision is the one to get the benefit. That company hasn’t had its head screwed on straight for a long time.

    And, I am sorry to say that this new DVR service is probably going to disappoint everyone. TiVo and other companies have made this their niche specialty and therefore are providing really good devices and services for people. On the other hand Cablevision is just using this technology as a new way to charge us more. They aren’t going to focus on providing the best service, they are going to focus on making the most money.

  3. An interesting question will be how customers view the concept of having a service provider store their content. Some clearly won’t care and others will want to physically have control of it.

  4. My real thought is that the lag time between “remote click” and seeing the result on the screen may really make this technology unappealing.

    Unless discouraging viewers from fast forwarding or skipping through the commercials is their goal in the first place, that is.

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