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Founder64130
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Founder64130,
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9/24/2015 | 1:18:53 PM
Simple.TV is not that simple
Simple TV is expensive hardware and limited viewing options, how do I watch on my Samsung TV for example? Check our FreeAir.tv - they send you FREE hardware box Broadway from Hauppauge, you can watch FREE and record for $2 per motnh. Best of all you can take on any client, Roku, Samsung, LG, Sony, WD, and many others.

In addition FreeAir is working to integrated its Cloud DVR with existing tuners in TVs, no additional HW is required for consumer.
DHagar
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9/23/2015 | 5:40:30 PM
Re: Nice to have vs. must have
MikeP688, good points, consumers are making their own value judgments.  But it does appear that they are getting this down to as close to toally free as possible - that may work.

Note:  It's interesting that Tivo is getting in position to play as well.  Maybe there will be competition in the free TV space?  Who would have imagined?
Phil_Britt
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9/23/2015 | 11:56:23 AM
Skinny or Variable Bundle a Better Option for Many
The issue with broadcast only is the signal. I first went to cable decades ago after purchasing a new TV. I didn't want to have a TV costing hundreds with a $5 picture. "Snow" was a problem, particular on the channel with Bears games. of course, the way they are playing this year, a whiteout would be preferred.

Though broadcast signals have improved, there are still areas where signals are not good enough. Cable has gotten prohibitively expensive with common bundles, but a scaled down skinny bundle or some type of variable bundle (for $50 a month, $100 a month, with price values assigned to different channels, like a salary cap in football) could be workable options for many.
MikeP688
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MikeP688,
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9/23/2015 | 11:32:12 AM
A "nice to have" vs. "Must have"
As I read thru this, my first inclination was that this was a "nice to have" vs. a "must have".   Although it is "ostensibly free", there is still a charge.    Will they be able to forestall the "cord cutting" trend that seems to be accelerating?  That's the key challenge as i see it. 


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