Supreme Court OKs Cablevision's new DVR

Supreme Court OKs Cablevision's new DVR

There are 31 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 29, 2009, titled Supreme Court OKs Cablevision's new DVR. In it, Newsday reports that:

Cable TV operators won a key legal battle against Hollywood studios and television networks on Monday as the Supreme Court declined to block a new digital video recording system that could make it even easier for viewers to bypass commercials.

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Shawn Nuzzo

Union City, NJ

#1 Jun 29, 2009
Cablevision is just arranging deck chairs on the Titanic.
Telly Vision

Ronkonkoma, NY

#2 Jun 29, 2009
Why don't they figure out how to take off all the channels I don't watch and still get charged for
Enter Name Here

Rye, NY

#3 Jun 29, 2009
Telly Vision wrote:
Why don't they figure out how to take off all the channels I don't watch and still get charged for
I said the same thing.
Enter Name Here

Rye, NY

#4 Jun 29, 2009
Darn, just confirmed my appointment with Verizon for tomorrow. I'm itching to make that cancellation call to cable tomorrow.
Gary

United States

#5 Jun 29, 2009
I can't wait to see how this plays out. Cablevision will offer less storage online they you currently get in your set top DVR and then charge you a premium to get more storage on their servers just to take you to the level of capacity that you already have.
Harvey

Morristown, NJ

#6 Jun 29, 2009
wonder how much this lovely service will be.
Dee Vee Are

New York, NY

#7 Jun 29, 2009
Oh get a life and stop watching the tube. Fresh air is wonderful if you take the time to get off the lay-z-boy.

“Politically Incorrect”

Since: Mar 09

Nesconset, NY

#8 Jun 29, 2009
So in addition to paying extra for this new technology, is Cablevision also going to pass the cost of this lawsuit on to its already overpaying customers?
do it

Bronx, NY

#9 Jun 29, 2009
Kris_Ma wrote:
So in addition to paying extra for this new technology, is Cablevision also going to pass the cost of this lawsuit on to its already overpaying customers?
i dont get how people are overpaying for any type of tv/internet/phone service. i dont care who you get it from....

lets say you pay $150/month for all 3 services. if you are single, thats $5/day for 3 things you cannot live without...how much you spend on coffee a day? if you have a family, thats $5/day to entertain your wife and kids.

wise up you fool(s)....and find something else to cry about
liner

Bronx, NY

#10 Jun 29, 2009
do it wrote:
<quoted text>
i dont get how people are overpaying for any type of tv/internet/phone service. i dont care who you get it from....
lets say you pay $150/month for all 3 services. if you are single, thats $5/day for 3 things you cannot live without...how much you spend on coffee a day? if you have a family, thats $5/day to entertain your wife and kids.
wise up you fool(s)....and find something else to cry about
Gosh Mr Dolan, since you put it that way.........
what a farce

Brooklyn, NY

#11 Jun 29, 2009
I'll tell you why I'm overpaying. I don't watch sports and I don't speak Spanish. All I really want are 2 channels. HBO and Showtime. For that privilege, I must get the gold package. Why is that? Oh good. Jaws is on again tonight.
Righteous

Old Bridge, NJ

#12 Jun 29, 2009
Cable should be free, teachers should get no salary or benefits for dealing with your spoiled offspring and all police are lowlifes at dunkin donuts doing nothing.

Welcome to Long Island's pitty party.

Low salary teachers and you will get the same results as NYC, no police and people will complain about safety, cheaper cable and then they would be upset with their limited options to choose from.

They should keep all of their income, and all services should be provided for free and all business's should not worry about profits.
Balto

Norwalk, CT

#13 Jun 29, 2009
When 'pay TV' was dreamed up and cable was on the drawing board years ago, we were promised "commercial-free TV" since the people would be paying for it and advertising would not be necessary.

We all know how that worked out.
Cant buy a set-top box

Farmingdale, NY

#14 Jun 29, 2009
I'm still waiting to buy my own set-top box with built in dvr. For now I have to rent one from my cable company for $15/month. This news does not bode well for me or my fellow consumers. In the late 90's congress passed a law to allow us all to buy set-top boxes so we don't have to endlessly rent them from the cable companies, which is why we see those silly cards sticking out the front of the boxes. We are supposed to be able to take that card and stick it in our own box that we purchased and use our own dvr with the guide data from our cable company. Unfortunately whenever I contact the set-top box makers to purchase one they say it is not possible unless I am a cable company. Where is my box?
Joe

East Quogue, NY

#15 Jun 29, 2009
If it's good for Cablevision, it's probably bad for consumers. And do we get to keep the remote boxes if we want?
Joe

East Quogue, NY

#16 Jun 29, 2009
I think this article forgot to say "Cablevision is the parent company of Newsday," like they usually do.
eric cartman

Washington, DC

#17 Jun 29, 2009
what a farce wrote:
I'll tell you why I'm overpaying. I don't watch sports and I don't speak Spanish. All I really want are 2 channels. HBO and Showtime. For that privilege, I must get the gold package. Why is that? Oh good. Jaws is on again tonight.
I don't speak spanish, and I'm not at all interested in the religion or the nonstop selling channels, but those channells are about all that is left on the regular non-box band - I even need the box for History channel. Why are the spanish channels protected? Dolan's bribes to crookhaven town hacks are still in place, so no alternative available.
eric cartman

Washington, DC

#18 Jun 29, 2009
Cant buy a set-top box wrote:
I'm still waiting to buy my own set-top box with built in dvr. For now I have to rent one from my cable company for $15/month. This news does not bode well for me or my fellow consumers. In the late 90's congress passed a law to allow us all to buy set-top boxes so we don't have to endlessly rent them from the cable companies, which is why we see those silly cards sticking out the front of the boxes. We are supposed to be able to take that card and stick it in our own box that we purchased and use our own dvr with the guide data from our cable company. Unfortunately whenever I contact the set-top box makers to purchase one they say it is not possible unless I am a cable company. Where is my box?
If you provide a picture, maybe someone could answer your question.
liner

Bronx, NY

#19 Jun 30, 2009
eric cartman wrote:
<quoted text>If you provide a picture, maybe someone could answer your question.
whazzat....you want a picture of her box?
MR OY

Farmingdale, NY

#20 Jun 30, 2009
What are the thieves going to charge monthly for that? Time to change.

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