Tag Archives: DVR

The Trials and Tribulations of Cutting the PayTV Cord Part 2: We Finally Did It!

Back in March an article on this weblog reviewed the challenges in cutting the payTV cord: the difficulty in receiving the FTA (Free To Air) service, in the end we gave up as we couldn’t get it working at a reasonable cost; and through the process discovered we were trapped in a 2 year contract […]

The Trials and Tribulations of Cutting the PayTV Cord Part 1: A Failure to Launch

As an experiment we’ve decided to have a go at cutting the payTV cord this week.  An important facet of our TV viewing that enables us to consider cutting the cord is we do not watch sports nor reality TV.  Since we got a DVR (Digital Video Recorder) several years ago our viewing of live […]

Google TV & The Emerging EPG (Electronic Program Guide) War

With the much anticipated launch of Google TV next month on Sony and Logitech devices, its getting crowded in the OTT (Over The Top) TV market.  With CE (Consumer Electronics) manufacturers, middleware vendors, operators, web-based service providers, content owners, and a vast array of start-ups rushing to confuse the customer.  I covered this in an […]

Why Telco’s Continue to Loose Customers’ Hearts

Apologies for the gap in publishing, with the birth of my son, Liam, on the 28th Nov, and a rush of end of year projects; I’ve just not had the time.  But with the holidays coming up, I have a backlog of material to publish Today I had an experience that is critical to a […]

Why is IMS getting lumped into IPTV?

Telco IPTV market status / performance varies greatly by country, because of differences in broadband / PayTV penetration and the telco’s access to competitive national content.  Generalizations are difficult to draw.  Some countries have had rocky starts while others have been relatively trouble free.  Free and France Telecom are both now over 1.5 million IPTV […]