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Re: HBO co-president has said internet tv is just a fad that will pass
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2012, 05:19:26 am »
I'd not give up cable or sat tv for internet tv at this point. Ive tried em all and the quality just isn't there yet for me. I'll keep paying out the ass for kickass Sat tv and have a smile on me face.

Though I don't agree with that HBO dude. The web is the future...so to speak..

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Re: HBO co-president has said internet tv is just a fad that will pass
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2012, 09:06:47 am »
Though I don't agree with that HBO dude. The web is the future...so to speak..

agreed

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Re: HBO co-president has said internet tv is just a fad that will pass
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2012, 11:00:46 am »
Everything that can be invented has been invented."
-Charles Duell, head of the U.S. Patent Office, 1899

"Who in their right mind would ever need more than 640k of ram!?"
- Bill Gates, 1981

"Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons."
- Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
- Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943

"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
- Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

"This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered
as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us."
- Western Union internal memo, 1876

"The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value.
Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?"
- David Sarnoff's associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s.

"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out."
- Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.

"X rays are a hoax."
-Lord Kelvin, physicist, c. 1900

"While theoretically and technically television may be feasible, commercially and financially I consider it an impossibility."
-Lee DeForest, inventor of the Audion tube, 1926

"The Bomb will never go off, and I speak as an expert in explosives."
-Admiral William Daniel Leahy, advising President Truman on the U.S. atom-bomb project, 1945

"Space travel is utter bilge."
-Richard van der Riet Wooley, on assuming the post of British Astronomer Royal, 1956

"The cloning of mammals...is biologically impossible."
-James McGrath and Davor Solter, writing in Science, Dec. 14, 1984


"Don't be deceived by appearances, Luke. Wookiees aren't simply big shaggy humanoids. They have an ancient culture with subtleties of its own. They are creatures with close ties to nature, and a great affinity in their own way, for the Force." Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi, on Wookiees. (Star Wars: A New Hope Audio Drama)

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Re: HBO co-president has said internet tv is just a fad that will pass
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2012, 11:42:25 am »
Awesome quotes.

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Re: HBO co-president has said internet tv is just a fad that will pass
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2012, 12:12:42 pm »
Until you can get every sporting event on internet TV, won't be cutting the cord.

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Re: HBO co-president has said internet tv is just a fad that will pass
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2012, 08:21:51 pm »
Awesome Quotes

2nded
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Re: HBO co-president has said internet tv is just a fad that will pass
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2012, 05:20:38 pm »
I love cable. I am able to keep up with multiple shows as they happen rather than catching them a season late. Without cable I would not have seen The Shield, Battlestar Gallactica, Stargate(any of them), Rescue Me, The Avatar, and so on. I tried Hulu but they are missing several networks and shows that I keep up with and Netflix is a season or so behind. That is great until you pop into a thread that tells you who shot JR and you aren't there yet.  ;)

I use Netflix as a sub for the premium channels like HBO and Showtime because I can get more for a cheaper price.

For my cable which includes my internet I pay 100 dollars. I can reduce that by about 50 if I cancelled cable and just used my internet, but my wife and I enjoy basic cable way too much to do that .

Also Mak, You have excellent taste in shows. castle and Grimm are a couple I watch currently as well.

God bless ya Duck! Keeping guys like me employed in the Cable industry  ;D
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HBO co-president has said internet tv is just a fad that will pass
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2012, 06:02:36 pm »
My cable/Internet/phone bill is about $340 a month.


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Re: HBO co-president has said internet tv is just a fad that will pass
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2012, 07:36:11 pm »
My cable/Internet/phone bill is about $340 a month.


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Yowzah and I thought mine was rather high at $100. 

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Re: HBO co-president has said internet tv is just a fad that will pass
« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2012, 07:47:20 pm »
My cable/Internet/phone bill is about $340 a month.


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HOLY EFFING GAWD! That is ridiculous!




 

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Re: HBO co-president has said internet tv is just a fad that will pass
« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2012, 09:26:19 pm »
My cable/Internet/phone bill is about $340 a month.


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Is that a business account?

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Re: HBO co-president has said internet tv is just a fad that will pass
« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2012, 10:05:51 pm »
My cable/Internet/phone bill is about $340 a month.


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Is that a business account?
It's gotta be. I can't think of any combination of services that could possibly be that high, unless he's got it bundled with his cell phone or something.

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HBO co-president has said internet tv is just a fad that will pass
« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2012, 05:35:42 pm »
Nope. Home use. 4 TVs with digital boxes, 2 with DVRs. HBO, Showtime, & Starz digital packages, VOP package, & high speed Internet.

It all just adds up.


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Re: HBO co-president has said internet tv is just a fad that will pass
« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2012, 05:55:50 pm »
Jeeze. The absolute largest package we offer with U-Verse with all the bells and whistles, HD DVR etc only hits like 250.

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Re: HBO co-president has said internet tv is just a fad that will pass
« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2012, 06:25:07 pm »
340? I bet you have Comcast.
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