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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
1/31/2019 5:59:54 PM
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I didn't know either that they are encrypting channels. It is intersting to know why Comcast is doing that. I get the reason but i know cable companies usually don't pay much attention to block free channels.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
1/31/2019 5:56:56 PM
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Wow, that is interesting to know. I never knew that users that skip ads are blocked.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
1/31/2019 5:55:09 PM
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Agree. It is really impressive to see how Netflix is managing. I would be curiosly watching to see how this would continue moving forward.

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michelle
michelle
1/21/2019 1:20:43 PM
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I didn't realize that was the reason. Seems like an odd move, but I think I understand it...

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/9/2019 11:25:01 PM
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Comcast encrypting all its channels wasn't about piracy. They encrypted channels that used to be available for free to "basic cable" users who would be able to plug their TVs straight into a Comcast coaxial cable. So Comcast just forced people to pay for free channels they could get over the air. https://www.google.com/amp/s/venturebeat.com/2013/04/15/comcast-says-the-free-ride-is-over-for-basic-cable-encryption-is-coming/amp/

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michelle
michelle
1/9/2019 10:44:57 PM
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I didn't know they were encrypting channels. I guess it makes sense to prevent some forms of piracy. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/9/2019 2:50:30 PM
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I haven't followed the DVR space in a while -- especially after cablecos started encrypting all their channels. I even had a simpleTV box that became useless when the encryption change happened. Pirate boxes are now probably easier to obtain than figuring out which DVR or streaming service is the most convenient -- not that I endorse pirate streaming. It's just a very fractured landscape for video with all the different streaming services that don't play well together.

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michelle
michelle
1/9/2019 1:23:56 PM
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I was thinking of platforms like TeVo and the software on satillite service boxes. Once upon a time, advertisers demanded users be blocked from skipping commercials. I don't know how that turned out since I didn't have service at the time...

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/9/2019 10:57:55 AM
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Avoiding video ads depends greatly on what content you're trying to watch. It's fascinating to see Netflix refusing to adopt ads for its content -- and I wonder how long Netflix will stand its ground against ads.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
1/9/2019 7:48:42 AM
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Yup, you can't skip certain ads and you are forced to watch those ads in between your videos. I haven't tried any options to getaway with this.

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