[opendtv] Re: Speaking Of Mobile...

  • From: "Kon Wilms" <konfoo@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2008 08:10:56 -0800

On Jan 10, 2008 7:35 AM, Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I saw a remark in a story out of CES, suggesting that one use of a
> mobile media device would be the ability to program you in-home DVR
> to capture things you want to watch when you have the time. The
> entertainment industry is ALL about cross promotion to make potential
> viewers aware of content they may want to watch. In this, I believe
> mobile devices are going to play a VERY IMPORTANT role.

Would be? I've been programming my hacked Tivo this way for 5 years.
Unfortunately Tivo was not smart enough to catch on and actually
improve their product by integrating these types of features.

I've watched content on the plane using my iPhone.. but it has always
been the media that I didn't care to really watch on the big screen at
home (B movies, direct to DVD, podcasts, etc.).

A media device in these situations is *not there to provide
entertainment* -- it is there to *relieve the boredom* and that is a
big difference, and the exact reason why people will suffer through
corrupted video. Anyone in the entertainment industry who thinks they
can reap profits with this 'new entertainment' market is sorely
fooling themselves.

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