Comments on: Let’s do the time warp again! http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/12/15/lets-do-the-time-warp-again/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Mike91163 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/12/15/lets-do-the-time-warp-again/#comment-370587 Tue, 15 Dec 2009 15:06:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=20134#comment-370587 Mr. Sherr:

YOUR “simplicity” astounds me. For a guy who proclaims “an interest in computers and electronics”, you obviously have very little, if any, clue about the infrastructure needed to support your grandiose schemes.

Let me ask you this: How do you receive your Internet-based TV? Via some type of telecommunication provider, right? Or, if you “glom” it at some sort of “free” Internet cafe, or off your neighbor, don’t they have to get their pipe via a telecom company? Infrastructure costs money, my boy…the cable technician, the phone company guy, you know, he kinda expects to get paid for his work! And, how about all the servers needed in data centers to provide all this high bandwidth? They cost money too!

Contrary to what you Left Coast liberals think, things cost money…things like food, rent, clothes…I bet you get paid for your “writings”, correct? If Reuters decided to eliminate advertising, how are they going to pay you? And, in turn, how are you going to buy food?

Ain’t no such thing as a free lunch, son.

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By: IanKemmish http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/12/15/lets-do-the-time-warp-again/#comment-370583 Tue, 15 Dec 2009 09:06:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=20134#comment-370583 I used to have a DVR in 2003, but I don’t have one any more. I found I hardly ever used it, and it lacked the image processing smarts that my Freeview TV had – I spent all my time fretting over the highly visible compression artefacts. These days, on those rare occasions when there are two programmes worth watching on at the same time (four times so far this year), I just use my DVD recorder instead. But there isn’t enough decent content these days to fill up even BBC Four – which means most of it gets repeated three or four times within weeks of airing anyway. Thus reducing the need for a DVR even further.

So DVRs have to follow the same rules as any other product – there has to be a use for them, and they have to do their job well.

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