[mythtv-users] Rogers On Demand On line launched

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Thu Dec 10 15:06:34 UTC 2009

On Thursday 10 December 2009 08:02:01 am Tom Lichti wrote:
> 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 
> >
> > 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 
> > 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.

That's a good sign, but such connections for TV are likely to be nothing close 
to what home-based users would use.

> > 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.
> Possibly.

I have noticed that adverts for internet service I see in UK magazines list 
the "contention" factor, with the lower contention services selling for higher 
prices. I've never seen such a factor listed by any USA provider, but it 
seems like something a potential customer should know.

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