[opendtv] Re: MPAA wants to stop DVRs from recording some movies

But, doesn't that presume that they will throw away their existing analog set 
as a result of the new service?  That doesn't sound like hype to you?

"Wow!  This is so cool, I'm now going to rush out and replace my tv set!"

John Willkie

-----Original Message-----
>From: Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Jun 25, 2008 9:30 AM
>To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [opendtv] Re: MPAA wants to stop DVRs from recording some movies
>
>At 8:43 AM -0700 6/25/08, dan.grimes@xxxxxxxx wrote:
>>I fail to see how it will help the DTV transition when the release 
>>is to MVPDs.  Someone care to explain?  If it does anything, it 
>>seems it would only draw people away from OTA to MVPD.
>>
>>The problem I see is that MPAA wants consumers to give up their 
>>rights so that the associates can enhance their business.  Isn't the 
>>government (FCC in this case) supposed to protect the rights of the 
>>citizen?
>>
>
>I suspect that the MPAA believes that more people will buy HD capable 
>TVs knowing that they can watch movies at home rather than going to 
>the theater or waiting for the DVD release. It is a small stretch, 
>but the logic seems clear - the studios make more money from PPV/VOD 
>than they do with DVD rentals, and they still strongly believe in the 
>notion that their content is most valuable when it is new, and few 
>people have seen it.
>
>Regards
>Craig
> 
> 
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