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Phil_Britt
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Phil_Britt,
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10/31/2014 | 5:18:53 PM
Re: Energy
Joe,

You mentioned a couple of big factors, but apparently the digital channel switching is another big issue. People leave it on because turning it off may mean needing to reprogram for recordings.
Joe Stanganelli
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10/31/2014 | 4:40:54 PM
Re: Energy
@Phil: I suspect part of the reason why it is an "energy hog" is that 1) many people leave it on all the time and 2) even when it's "off," it still has, in many cases, an electricity-using display.
Phil_Britt
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Phil_Britt,
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10/31/2014 | 2:48:45 PM
Re: Energy
Joe,

It might use more energy, but one of the largest energy hogs in the home is the DVR/cable box, so the incremental cost of adding this device would likely be nil. 
Joe Stanganelli
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10/18/2014 | 2:28:15 AM
Energy
One problem I'd be concerned about: Android is a notorious energy/battery-drainer.  Might an Android TV use more energy and in the long run cost more for users?
danielcawrey
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10/17/2014 | 6:38:38 PM
Re: Run for the money
I also think this is a me-too device. But I don't think that will matter. People are familiar with Google and Android as a brand.

And given that streaming video is probably going to become the number one way people access content in the future, people are going to want to have consumer choice in devices that they can buy for access. 
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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10/17/2014 | 8:05:21 AM
Re: Run for the money
Me-too product development from Google?  Never!  *coughcoughGooglePluscoughcough*
Mitch Wagner
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10/17/2014 | 6:29:06 AM
Run for the money
Am I missing something here? This doesn't look like a device that will give Roku and Apple TV a run for their money. It looks like a me-too device -- it does the same thing as those devices for the same price. And those two devices have top brand recognition behind them.

Am I missing something.


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