[mythtv-users] Rogers On Demand On line launched

Tom Lichti redpepperracing at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 15:02:01 UTC 2009

On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 9:56 AM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Thursday 10 December 2009 07:46:50 am Tom Lichti wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 5:53 PM, Norm <mlists at dressler.ca> wrote:
>> > Michelle Dupuis wrote:
>> >> Wow - what's the URL?  Does that mean I can just be a regular High-
> Speed
>> >> customer (not digital cable TV customer) and view channels?
>> You have to be a cable TV customer, and I believe you will only be
>> able to access channels that you subscribe to.
>> >> Is it more compressed than regular ondemand TV channels?
>> >> Of course this will jam up the cable modem, and use up the rogers
>> >> transfer cap pretty quickly....
>> Yes and yes.
> Since the data is presumably coming from and going to machines in their
> own system, I'd think that the data cap shouldn't apply, they are not having
> to purchase internet-wide bandwidth to support this, or maybe that's the
> idea: make people use up their allowance with "cheap" data, and take some
> load off their interconnect to the rest of the world.

You would think. I don't actually know, in this case. I do know that
they allow connections from mobile and remote (not at home) locations.

> We all know cable systems have oversold their data capacity, if every data
> customer started streaming Hulu at once they would be in serious trouble,
> maybe they have finally figured this out and are trying to prevent that sort
> of thing.



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