I registered on this site several months ago but I haven't heard anything. A challenge to this approach is, ironically, the electricity cost. There was an article in the WSJ several weeks back. The way it works every subscriber essentially gets their own antenna/tv card on the host server. While each one of these chips might only take a 1/2 a watt... multiply that by hundreds of thousands of subscribers and the electric bill alone for this service could become quite crippling. Interesting idea though and I too look for a time when there won't be the cable monopoly.
best, Chad On Sun, Nov 24, 2013 at 9:29 PM, Emil Volcheck <volch...@acm.org> wrote: > Hello, neighbors, > > I've been paying attention to Internet TV services in the hope that > they will mature enough so that I can save paying $90/month for our > DishTV satellite TV service. The Aereo service looks like it has some > momentum. It will provide you web access to local channels plus some > basic cable-type channels for a monthly fee. Learn more here: > > https://aereo.com/preregister/bal > > I can't say whether this will be a good deal yet, but I will follow > it. I previously subscribed to Ivi TV (http://www.ivi.tv/), which > worked well at providing broadcast TV over the Internet, but it > couldn't survive lawsuits from the cable industry. > > Thanks, > > --Emil > > -- > Emil Volcheck > volch...@acm.org > http://EmilVolcheck.com/ > > _______________________________________________ > Chat mailing list > Chat@charlesvillage.info > http://charlesvillage.info/mailman/listinfo/chat_charlesvillage.info > archive: http://email@example.com/ >
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