1 TB LIMIT BY COMCAST MAKES TIVO MORE VALUABLE TO ME

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  1. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    So I'm still wondering: How much in total does the unlimited Comcast internet cost? All Spectrum services are unlimited, but the minimum cost is a hefty $66/mo. Does unlimited Comcast cost much more?
     
  2. OrangeCrush

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    I didn't say it was all archived. My very second sentence was "Some things are lost forever, certainly."

    But we have very very good coverage of major culturally significant stuff. While we might not ever recover all portions of the lost episodes of Doctor Who to say nothing of less popular shows nobody is even looking for right now, it's a still a far more complete historical record than most other mediums used throughout human history. Far from the crisis of preservation you're suggesting, but if you enjoy saving shows for posterity and doing your part, by all means knock yourself out. We're living in a time where DIY video archiving is the cheapest it's ever been and totally doable with consumer equipment on a consumer budget.
     
  3. trip1eX

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    Yeah and I'm trying to picture 6 yr old me recording cartoons and saving them for another 40+ years for my grandkids. ;)
     
  4. gigaquad

    gigaquad Tivo Image Master

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    Don't give up mschnebly! My 8 year old's favorite show is "The Rifleman". Seeing Mark and his dad have adventures makes his day, then he draws pictures of cowboys etc. Wait till they're in the 7-10 age range and give them a shot. Make a thing out of it with popcorn or ice cream and brownies. They may just wake up to the story line that is a little longer than a Youtube video. He also enjoys Leave it to Beaver and He-Man.

    My 7 year old daughter's fav shows are Wacky Races and Powerpuff girls. Remember Dick Dasterdly? She calls him "Big Bastardly" (she doesn't know it's a less than good word, she just hears it differently)
     
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  5. powrcow

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    What happens when that studio vault burns?
     
  6. Joe3

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    Hoarders are perfectionists. They fear making the wrong decision about what to keep and what to throw out, so they keep everything. ... Hoarding frequently accompanies other mental health disorders, like depression, social anxiety, bipolar disorder, and impulse control problems.

    If you love it, save it is not hoarding. Rather, multiplied by hundreds of thousands of times this simple action on personal devices by the people insurers the preservation of the medium is not lost. The very action itself is the natural extension of a free operating democracy of the people for the people. Thus, not only preserving the record, but our governing principle. This is not rocket science, but in doing so it is the principle democratic method of people for the people we also preserve.
     
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  7. Charles R

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    Personally, I couldn't care less what the Romans' watched on TV.
     
  8. trip1eX

    trip1eX Well-Known Member

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    YOu've been saving Rifleman since 1958? YOu have some patience and lots of money. Because I'd imagine only Elvis could have possibly been recording shows in his home in 1958. :)
     
  9. mattyro7878

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    I found two beloved cartoons from my youth on you tube-which is our best bet for a worldwide repository,IMO. I found "Gigantor" and "8th Man". As a kid I had no idea they were anything but regular cartoons but they were obviously the beginnings of Japanese animation coming over to the US.
     
  10. Bigg

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    Comcast around here is $75-$80 for 100 or 150mbps I think but no cap. Cox is $83/mo for 150mbps, plus $10/mo more if you don't want a contract plus $50/mo more for Unlimited and there is no xfinitywireless to bypass the cap. $66/mo is sadly cheap these days for broadband.
     
  11. BNBTivo

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    Depends where you live. Comcast isn't the same in all markets. Where we are, they have NO unlimited option without an extra fee. Even gigabit has a 1tb cap. For unlimited, it's an extra $50 on top of whatever package you have. It's obnoxious and designed to keep people from ditching for streaming.

    So for example, if you want 100mbps Comcast it's $70/mo unbundled. Then $50 more for unlimited. So a whopping $120.

    Luckily we have att fiber here too. Which has unlimited on the gigabit plan which is only $80/mo. And Toast.net is an ATT fiber reseller with unlimited on all speeds.
     
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  12. Bigg

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    I think it's more just profiteering, as many of the households that need Unlimited would need it TV or not. It's absolutely obnoxious. And just to make it more confusing, in some markets (Midwest?) they offer Unlimited bundled with their router for $15/mo. It's still despicable, but at least there is a shred of logic there, as they give you an XB6 with a D3.1 modem.

    If it were actually about capacity, they would hard throttle everyone at some limit on a D3 modem, and let you use Unlimited on a D3.1 modem.
     
  13. Series3Sub

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    Yes, a local server (on his LAN), and then upload to the cloud video that matters.
     
  14. Series3Sub

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    Hey, OP, if you want to keep sending all that useless video to the could (and some kind of cost or burden for such storage), you might try getting a Comcast business account, then it MIGHT make economic sense compared to the residential accounts.
     
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  15. dlfl

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    Wow! First you made me feel good about my no-caps Spectrum internet at $66/mo. Then you made me feel bad that I have no fiber-to-the-home competitor to choose. ;)
     
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  16. BNBTivo

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    $66/mo sounds great! Fiber is coming, eventually. Expanding rapidly.
     
  17. Bigg

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    Depends where you are. Frontier is completely inept and can't do anything. Verizon stopped building out new wirecenters with FiOS many years ago, even though they will eventually get to 100% coverage of the wirecenters that do have FiOS in order to totally replace copper. AT&T, meanwhile, is haphazard and in typical AT&T fashion, they never finish anything they start, and do everything piecemeal. AT&T also wants to abandon more rural areas and force them onto wireless.
     

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