[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/11/780OgO.jpg[/newsimage]Time Warner Cable has just launched a new feature for 13 million digital customers across the United States in hopes of keeping them from leaving in favor of Hulu, Netflix, and other web video streaming services. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/time-warner-look-back-allows-3-day-viewing-without-a-dvr-36369/](http://www.myce.com/news/time-warner-look-back-allows-3-day-viewing-without-a-dvr-36369/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
Torrenting past episodes seems to still beat that for FREE-- in addition, the commerials are CUT OUT altogether. No cable-tv subscription required. I wonder how long before they become like the RIAA and start suing people for torrenting broadcast and/or cable-tv. Right now, it’s mostly a head-in-the-sand policy.
Definitely a step in the right direct, are you listening FIOS?
Yes, getting commercial free episodes either through Torrenting, Newgroups, or web sites is great, but not everyone want to watch the episodes on their laptops or PMPs (I use my Zune for this), and far from everyone knows how to, or wants to stream from PC to TV.
Remember - the viewers of this site are, for the most part, far more sophisicated than the average Cable subscriber. This approach works well for them.
Of course, one can alwys DVR the missed shows and skip the commericals on the playback (or can they?).
Nice move forward by one of the Cable service giants, but if my local Cable Co added something similar, it still wouldn’t convince me to spend the >$60/month required to get the full cable TV package (and this is without premium channels).
I’ll be sticking with Netflix, Hulu, Network Station websites, OTA HDTV and hopefully I’ll be able to get something in the near future that will tie it all together a little nicer (like the Boxee Box, Google TV, etc)