Why Do Americans Have the Worst DVRs?

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  1. celtic pride

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    I just set my season passes to add 1minute for tv series and 90 minutes for sporting events.
     
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  2. Emacee

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    I go to Subway but not for anything resembling a hoagie or steak. Most often for tuna on whole wheat. For cheesesteak hoagies, I go to Dalessandro's, Chubby's or Pepper Mill.
    Never Little Debbie or any others. Only Tastykakes and not too often.
    You didn't ask but I prefer Yuengling Lager.
     
  3. Emacee

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    Doesn't help for everything afterwards when the entire schedule gets bumped.
     
  4. just4tivo

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    Dalessandros... that explains a lot.
     
  5. wizwor

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    The issue, the source said, is that the broadcasters would need to provide them with real-time data on the start and end times of live events.

    What’s holding everyone back, Denney adds, is the lack of demand from customers. “We don’t have a whole lot of people saying, My God, I wish we could do this.”

    First, we have great DVRs. I thought VCRs were amazing and DVRs are 1000x better. Padding is not an issue for me.

    The reason we do not enjoy more precise recordings is that the content owners and their partners do not want us to have too much control. They don't want want us skipping commercials or making recordings that would impact their sales. It's not just the precision of starts and stops. They bump the end of one show into the beginning of another and even run the credits of one show in a window while starting the next in another window. Shows begin with action and follow with the traditional beginning of the show.

    The article does not talk about why European television is different. It *could* be demand or it could be regulation. More of a ramble than an article and most people posting here do better research that Mr. Levin...

    Based on interviews with multiple people at various industry stakeholders, I believe that accurate/intuitive/non-terrible recording would be feasible in the United States. The reason it doesn’t exist, I believe, is that American broadcasters and service providers don’t want it to exist. But we need to make our voices heard.

    Unattributed 'quotes' and summaries. #FAKEVIEWS
     
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  6. eman926

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    Um, since you decided to be political, I will too. Government WRECKS everything it touches.
     
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  7. Mikeguy

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    But, it has great cheese.
     
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  8. JoeKustra

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    My best example of government success: Interstate Highway System. Imagine if IKE didn't start that. I remember the cheese too.
     
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  9. fcfc2

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    Absolute genius! Next time I move I going to go someplace without a government.
     
  10. Joe3

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    Why do most Americans not have nice things, including, but not limited to good DVRs?

    Because they won't stand up when it's needed and they won't sit down when its not.
     
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  11. just4tivo

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    I really enjoyed my trips down Route 66 BEFORE the Interstates.
    Got to meet the people and saw stuff that became just blurred visons on the Interstate.
    I miss Whiting Brothers gas stations with 50 brands of oil and hitting one A&W after another for those chilled mugs.
     
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  12. tenthplanet

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    People would rather rent something cheap and complain...but stick with it because it's cheap vs. Buy something good that costs more that may actually work better. People like cheap over anything else. :mad:
     
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  13. just4tivo

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    One of the things I lament the most in today's economy is that our options when buying anything is cheap, cheaper, cheapest.

    We no longer have the option of spending more and buying the best once and not having to replace it next year.

    Even the legendary Bunn coffemakers and KItchenAid mixers are mere shadows of what they were.

    But Snap-on tools are still Snap-on tools just like the first one I bought in the early 60's.
     
  14. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I agree with everything you said. I really think the Snap-On situation is because people make their living with Snap-on tools and are willing to pay for the quality. Unfortunately outside of things you make a living with not enough people are willing to pay for quality to keep even a small specialty company in business.
     
  15. Joe3

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    The media acts like this trade war with the Chinese is very bad. What if it's result is to get rid of all that cheap junk and bring back American manufacturing quality standards?
     
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  16. just4tivo

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    Problem is that the tradespeople who made this country great are dead, dying, or retired and very few of the kids in the pipeline wanted to learn how to make anything other than excuses and blogs.
     
  17. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Over and above that the average consumer wants CHEAP, not quality. Even if built here it would have to be built to standards that allowed it to be sold cheap
     
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  18. just4tivo

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    Agreed, but for the above average consumer we no longer have the option of spending more and buying the best once and not having to replace it next year and that SUX.

    I recall the introduction of the Mr. Coffee @ $19.95. Made coffee and was cheap so my buddy bought one.
    All told he bought 8 while I continued to brew every day on my one and only Krupps which I ultimately gifted to a neighbor when I made the move to a Keurig. Boy was I dumb.
     
  19. tenthplanet

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    True. You can't put a price on good tools.
     
  20. tenthplanet

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    Built by robots ! :D no pesky humans required :eek: "This plant is quality assured by SKYNET"
     

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