"?> Comments for Davis Freeberg's Digital Connection http://davisfreeberg.com Sun, 08 Sep 2013 12:57:38 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Comment on Bio by Where's Davis Freeberg? (Restoring Arcade Games) http://davisfreeberg.com/about/comment-page-1/#comment-229236 Where's Davis Freeberg? (Restoring Arcade Games) Sun, 08 Sep 2013 12:57:38 +0000 #comment-229236 [...] time readers may have noticed ZNF contributor and TiVo fan Davis Freeberg has gone silent. Well, I’m stoked to share that he’s been putting his free time to [...] [...] time readers may have noticed ZNF contributor and TiVo fan Davis Freeberg has gone silent. Well, I’m stoked to share that he’s been putting his free time to [...]

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Comment on Bio by LAZuashGKt http://davisfreeberg.com/about/comment-page-1/#comment-220352 LAZuashGKt Tue, 12 Feb 2013 11:33:00 +0000 #comment-220352 doors.txt;5 doors.txt;5

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Comment on Why Won’t AT&T Protect Your Grandmother’s Data? by polk tsi400 http://davisfreeberg.com/2011/08/03/why-wont-att-protect-your-grandmothers-data/comment-page-1/#comment-215601 polk tsi400 Wed, 31 Aug 2011 01:39:44 +0000 http://davisfreeberg.com/?p=2245#comment-215601 Good read...I wouldn't be surprised if AT&T did receive proceeds from illegal cramming. However, I bet if they get hit with a couple class action lawsuits they may create better safeguards. Good read…I wouldn’t be surprised if AT&T did receive proceeds from illegal cramming. However, I bet if they get hit with a couple class action lawsuits they may create better safeguards.

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Comment on Netflix Gone Wild by Mrroro http://davisfreeberg.com/2011/07/25/netflix-gone-wild/comment-page-1/#comment-215562 Mrroro Mon, 22 Aug 2011 02:17:40 +0000 http://davisfreeberg.com/?p=2147#comment-215562 Actually I think Number 6 is a perfectly reasonable suggestion, it is a Uwe Boll movie... Actually I think Number 6 is a perfectly reasonable suggestion, it is a Uwe Boll movie…

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Comment on DirectTV Delays Nationwide Rollout of TiVo Until (at least) 2012 by RP http://davisfreeberg.com/2011/08/04/directtv-delays-nationwide-rollout-of-tivo-until-at-least-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-215526 RP Fri, 12 Aug 2011 23:02:21 +0000 http://davisfreeberg.com/?p=2255#comment-215526 Unfortunately I don't believe CEO Michael White was inferring to the new DirecTivo unit, but rather their new HR34 which is suppose to be out near the end of this year. The HR34 will be the new high end DVR for the company as it will be an actual Home Media Center (RVU) DVR. This device will be the center media hub for video content in a DirecTV connected house. The HR34 will allow streaming to any RVU clients / other devices like an C30 Home media client, or TV's like Samsung D6000 without any additional hardware required. DirecTV has also shown screen shots with streaming directly to laptops (search engadget for HR34 or RVU). I'm assuming the nomad unit would likely tie into the HR34 by acting as a RVU client and pulling the TV shows and transcoding it for all your other mobile devices (iPhone/iPad/etc). To be honest I wish he was referring to the new DirecTivo as I love TiVo and personally still have 3 x HR10-250s running in my house; but from a video interview with Tivo CEO (Tom Rogers) last year (I think it was a CNET interview) he stated the new DirecTivo unit would use the old interface, not the HD premier and would not contain all the features that exist in the Premier unit. Time will only tell though. Unfortunately I don’t believe CEO Michael White was inferring to the new DirecTivo unit, but rather their new HR34 which is suppose to be out near the end of this year. The HR34 will be the new high end DVR for the company as it will be an actual Home Media Center (RVU) DVR. This device will be the center media hub for video content in a DirecTV connected house. The HR34 will allow streaming to any RVU clients / other devices like an C30 Home media client, or TV’s like Samsung D6000 without any additional hardware required. DirecTV has also shown screen shots with streaming directly to laptops (search engadget for HR34 or RVU). I’m assuming the nomad unit would likely tie into the HR34 by acting as a RVU client and pulling the TV shows and transcoding it for all your other mobile devices (iPhone/iPad/etc).
To be honest I wish he was referring to the new DirecTivo as I love TiVo and personally still have 3 x HR10-250s running in my house; but from a video interview with Tivo CEO (Tom Rogers) last year (I think it was a CNET interview) he stated the new DirecTivo unit would use the old interface, not the HD premier and would not contain all the features that exist in the Premier unit. Time will only tell though.

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Comment on Netflix Gone Wild by TrixRabbi http://davisfreeberg.com/2011/07/25/netflix-gone-wild/comment-page-1/#comment-215523 TrixRabbi Wed, 10 Aug 2011 19:28:40 +0000 http://davisfreeberg.com/?p=2147#comment-215523 Actually, Wes Craven's New Nightmare is technically a Mother-Son movie. Heather Lagenkamp plays herself trying to protect her young son from Freddy Krueger. Actually, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare is technically a Mother-Son movie. Heather Lagenkamp plays herself trying to protect her young son from Freddy Krueger.

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Comment on Netflix Gone Wild by Dani http://davisfreeberg.com/2011/07/25/netflix-gone-wild/comment-page-1/#comment-215522 Dani Mon, 08 Aug 2011 22:33:57 +0000 http://davisfreeberg.com/?p=2147#comment-215522 whoa... people should not take things like this so seriously... the point is not to show how the world is effed up and everything in it is "Wrong" its just meant to be funny... so chill out, relax, and smile once in a while whoa… people should not take things like this so seriously… the point is not to show how the world is effed up and everything in it is “Wrong” its just meant to be funny… so chill out, relax, and smile once in a while

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Comment on DirectTV Delays Nationwide Rollout of TiVo Until (at least) 2012 by MegaZone http://davisfreeberg.com/2011/08/04/directtv-delays-nationwide-rollout-of-tivo-until-at-least-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-215518 MegaZone Sun, 07 Aug 2011 08:51:03 +0000 http://davisfreeberg.com/?p=2255#comment-215518 As far as Charter goes - it is a very different arrangement from the old Comcast deal, and more like RCN & Suddenlink. The original Comcast deal was for the 'soft TiVo' - loading the (pre-)OCAP TiVo software interface on existing DVRs - originally Motorola units, and they were supposedly working on a SciAtl/Cisco port as well. But they always had problems making it work well - generally blamed on the performance. The units weren't high powered and you had the base OS, then a Java layer, then the TiVo software. The end goal was a tru2way/OCAP TiVo interface that could be loaded on any tru2way STB - but tru2way stalled and was never fully deployed. I think Comcast ended up changing directions and never deployed all the head end changed needed to deploy and support the software (a LOT of the features actually relied on the head end for the heavy lifting, even scheduling, very different from normal TiVos). It died on the vine. The Charter arrangement is based around deploying TiVo HW - it looks like they'll be deploying the TiVo Premiere Elite and TiVo Preview, and maybe the TiVo Premiere. The same hardware RCN & Suddenlink are using. As far as Charter goes – it is a very different arrangement from the old Comcast deal, and more like RCN & Suddenlink. The original Comcast deal was for the ‘soft TiVo’ – loading the (pre-)OCAP TiVo software interface on existing DVRs – originally Motorola units, and they were supposedly working on a SciAtl/Cisco port as well. But they always had problems making it work well – generally blamed on the performance. The units weren’t high powered and you had the base OS, then a Java layer, then the TiVo software.

The end goal was a tru2way/OCAP TiVo interface that could be loaded on any tru2way STB – but tru2way stalled and was never fully deployed. I think Comcast ended up changing directions and never deployed all the head end changed needed to deploy and support the software (a LOT of the features actually relied on the head end for the heavy lifting, even scheduling, very different from normal TiVos). It died on the vine.

The Charter arrangement is based around deploying TiVo HW – it looks like they’ll be deploying the TiVo Premiere Elite and TiVo Preview, and maybe the TiVo Premiere. The same hardware RCN & Suddenlink are using.

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Comment on DirectTV Delays Nationwide Rollout of TiVo Until (at least) 2012 by Sam Biller http://davisfreeberg.com/2011/08/04/directtv-delays-nationwide-rollout-of-tivo-until-at-least-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-215516 Sam Biller Sat, 06 Aug 2011 19:32:38 +0000 http://davisfreeberg.com/?p=2255#comment-215516 "once allvid gets enacted" Isn't that a big "if" allvid gets enacted. The CableCo's are towing the company line that allvid will cost them many millions of $ to enact while at the same time they are facing tough economic times with subscriber losses, etc. I'm not holding my breath for allvid. I think its a "wait and see" on whether these "retail" deals provide any subscriber uplift for TiVo. They are certainly a step-above the current situation especially since Comcast has agreed to market and install the capability in the larger markets. “once allvid gets enacted”
Isn’t that a big “if” allvid gets enacted. The CableCo’s are towing the company line that allvid will cost them many millions of $ to enact while at the same time they are facing tough economic times with subscriber losses, etc. I’m not holding my breath for allvid. I think its a “wait and see” on whether these “retail” deals provide any subscriber uplift for TiVo. They are certainly a step-above the current situation especially since Comcast has agreed to market and install the capability in the larger markets.

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Comment on DirectTV Delays Nationwide Rollout of TiVo Until (at least) 2012 by Davis http://davisfreeberg.com/2011/08/04/directtv-delays-nationwide-rollout-of-tivo-until-at-least-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-215515 Davis Sat, 06 Aug 2011 16:14:12 +0000 http://davisfreeberg.com/?p=2255#comment-215515 That's a dirty deal, I didn't realize that the old agreement was going to to be invalidated by VOD access, but that does look to be the case. It sure doesn't seem like a very good trade off to me. Not only does Comcast retain patent rights until 2019, but once allvid gets enacted, TiVo won't really get anything, that they wouldn't have had anyway. That’s a dirty deal, I didn’t realize that the old agreement was going to to be invalidated by VOD access, but that does look to be the case. It sure doesn’t seem like a very good trade off to me. Not only does Comcast retain patent rights until 2019, but once allvid gets enacted, TiVo won’t really get anything, that they wouldn’t have had anyway.

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Comment on DirectTV Delays Nationwide Rollout of TiVo Until (at least) 2012 by Sam Biller http://davisfreeberg.com/2011/08/04/directtv-delays-nationwide-rollout-of-tivo-until-at-least-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-215513 Sam Biller Sat, 06 Aug 2011 05:30:38 +0000 http://davisfreeberg.com/?p=2255#comment-215513 The original Comcast deal to deploy TiVo software on Moto STBs via a software download was terminated in May 2011 and replaced by the deal allowing TiVo retail devices to access the Comcast VOD catalog in select areas served by Comcast. Here is a link to the press release --> http://investor.tivo.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=106292&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1561261&highlight The original Comcast deal to deploy TiVo software on Moto STBs via a software download was terminated in May 2011 and replaced by the deal allowing TiVo retail devices to access the Comcast VOD catalog in select areas served by Comcast. Here is a link to the press release –> http://investor.tivo.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=106292&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1561261&highlight

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Comment on DirectTV Delays Nationwide Rollout of TiVo Until (at least) 2012 by Davis http://davisfreeberg.com/2011/08/04/directtv-delays-nationwide-rollout-of-tivo-until-at-least-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-215508 Davis Fri, 05 Aug 2011 16:46:43 +0000 http://davisfreeberg.com/?p=2255#comment-215508 I don't understand why the Comcast deal would be terminated, Charter says that they're ready to launch in early 2012 and I was under the impression that they had similar system requirements. Maybe I'm missing something from the technical angle, but it "feels" like Comcast's reasons for withholding access has more to do with limiting competition without getting their pants sued off then any technical hurdles. Good point on the Verizon Pandora support, certainly with Pandora now being publicly traded, they would be seeking new distribution sources. If White was referring to a DTV DVR though, I think we can read too much into it (maybe just something different) because it would be a knife in TiVo's back. I don’t understand why the Comcast deal would be terminated, Charter says that they’re ready to launch in early 2012 and I was under the impression that they had similar system requirements. Maybe I’m missing something from the technical angle, but it “feels” like Comcast’s reasons for withholding access has more to do with limiting competition without getting their pants sued off then any technical hurdles. Good point on the Verizon Pandora support, certainly with Pandora now being publicly traded, they would be seeking new distribution sources. If White was referring to a DTV DVR though, I think we can read too much into it (maybe just something different) because it would be a knife in TiVo’s back.

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Comment on DirectTV Delays Nationwide Rollout of TiVo Until (at least) 2012 by MegaZone http://davisfreeberg.com/2011/08/04/directtv-delays-nationwide-rollout-of-tivo-until-at-least-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-215507 MegaZone Fri, 05 Aug 2011 16:38:15 +0000 http://davisfreeberg.com/?p=2255#comment-215507 Davis, The Comcast-TiVo deal is dead - they cancelled it and stopped work on the software-TiVo load for Comcast DVRs earlier this year. The deal was replaced by a new deal allowing retail TiVo Premiere DVRs to support Comcast OnDemand content, similar to the earlier deal with Cox. The new deal is supposed to start rolling out either around the end of this year or early next year, starting with the SF Bay Area. New England customers currently using the soft-TiVo solution will be transitioned away from it as well, encouraged to switch to the retail solution as it is phased out completely. As for Pandora - the Verizon FiOS DVR supports it as well. And it is on several HDTVs, Blu-ray players, etc: http://www.pandora.com/in-the-home So I wouldn't read too much into it. DirecTV could simply be adding Pandora to their own DVRs. Davis,

The Comcast-TiVo deal is dead – they cancelled it and stopped work on the software-TiVo load for Comcast DVRs earlier this year. The deal was replaced by a new deal allowing retail TiVo Premiere DVRs to support Comcast OnDemand content, similar to the earlier deal with Cox. The new deal is supposed to start rolling out either around the end of this year or early next year, starting with the SF Bay Area. New England customers currently using the soft-TiVo solution will be transitioned away from it as well, encouraged to switch to the retail solution as it is phased out completely.

As for Pandora – the Verizon FiOS DVR supports it as well. And it is on several HDTVs, Blu-ray players, etc: http://www.pandora.com/in-the-home So I wouldn’t read too much into it. DirecTV could simply be adding Pandora to their own DVRs.

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Comment on Netflix Gone Wild by DeMille http://davisfreeberg.com/2011/07/25/netflix-gone-wild/comment-page-1/#comment-215504 DeMille Thu, 04 Aug 2011 15:04:08 +0000 http://davisfreeberg.com/?p=2147#comment-215504 I think there are mistakes in the whole wide world but if you want to be the gate keeper to point out all the mistakes, your job will never be done. Stumble upon can be positive and productive if we focus on what is right and not what is wrong. Everyone seems to be focused on what is wrong these days. I think there are mistakes in the whole wide world but if you want to be the gate keeper to point out all the mistakes, your job will never be done. Stumble upon can be positive and productive if we focus on what is right and not what is wrong. Everyone seems to be focused on what is wrong these days.

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Comment on Did Motorola Get Caught With A Smoking Gun? TiVo Demands Source Code Access To Secret DVRs by snarkolepsy http://davisfreeberg.com/2011/07/28/did-motorola-get-caught-with-a-smoking-gun-tivo-demands-source-code-access-to-secret-dvrs/comment-page-1/#comment-215497 snarkolepsy Sat, 30 Jul 2011 00:29:43 +0000 http://davisfreeberg.com/?p=2195#comment-215497 Interesting find. Interesting find.

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Comment on Netflix Gone Wild by Alice http://davisfreeberg.com/2011/07/25/netflix-gone-wild/comment-page-1/#comment-215490 Alice Tue, 26 Jul 2011 19:54:44 +0000 http://davisfreeberg.com/?p=2147#comment-215490 I watched a Lisa Lampinelli stand up special and the next time I logged in, Neflix showed me that movie cover and asked, "How often do you watch 'Racist'?" I was like, um...no. I watched a Lisa Lampinelli stand up special and the next time I logged in, Neflix showed me that movie cover and asked, “How often do you watch ‘Racist’?” I was like, um…no.

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Comment on Netflix Makes Deal With The Devil – Now Streaming Snuff Film Online by Heather http://davisfreeberg.com/2011/06/01/netflix-makes-deal-with-the-devil-now-streaming-snuff-film-online/comment-page-1/#comment-215415 Heather Fri, 10 Jun 2011 06:35:38 +0000 http://davisfreeberg.com/?p=2104#comment-215415 I noticed these films in my "Suggested for" list and I could hardly believe what I was seeing. My first thought is that someone must have hacked into the system and added them without Netflix's knowledge, but apparently this isn't the case. Obviously they have received a large number of complaints for allowing this material to be viewed instantly. Why has Netflix not released a statement concerning the uproar? I noticed these films in my “Suggested for” list and I could hardly believe what I was seeing. My first thought is that someone must have hacked into the system and added them without Netflix’s knowledge, but apparently this isn’t the case.
Obviously they have received a large number of complaints for allowing this material to be viewed instantly. Why has Netflix not released a statement concerning the uproar?

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Comment on Netflix Makes Deal With The Devil – Now Streaming Snuff Film Online by S jones http://davisfreeberg.com/2011/06/01/netflix-makes-deal-with-the-devil-now-streaming-snuff-film-online/comment-page-1/#comment-215407 S jones Sun, 05 Jun 2011 18:42:58 +0000 http://davisfreeberg.com/?p=2104#comment-215407 To the Above post: You are misinformed. I am crazy about horror films, but these "Death Scenes" movies are pure smut! Thes films are immoral and people who enjoy watching these types of movies should be considered sick. Sure regular horror films are violent and show blood and guts and whatever, but it is all make believe. I To the Above post: You are misinformed. I am crazy about horror films,
but these “Death Scenes” movies are pure smut! Thes films are immoral and people who enjoy watching these types of movies should be considered sick. Sure regular horror films are violent and show blood and guts and whatever, but it is all make believe. I

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Comment on Netflix Makes Deal With The Devil – Now Streaming Snuff Film Online by scary film review http://davisfreeberg.com/2011/06/01/netflix-makes-deal-with-the-devil-now-streaming-snuff-film-online/comment-page-1/#comment-215406 scary film review Sat, 04 Jun 2011 06:36:45 +0000 http://davisfreeberg.com/?p=2104#comment-215406 Faces of Death are and were staged for the most part. Now as for Netflix, those two films aren't even the worst. yes, they are bad, but as a horror film reviewer I've seen far more graphic things rented from netflix, so to censor 2 films you'd have to also forfeit a lot of others...including some with explicit sexual content, but I guess hardcore sex is not a deal with the devil somehow Faces of Death are and were staged for the most part. Now as for Netflix, those two films aren’t even the worst. yes, they are bad, but as a horror film reviewer I’ve seen far more graphic things rented from netflix, so to censor 2 films you’d have to also forfeit a lot of others…including some with explicit sexual content, but I guess hardcore sex is not a deal with the devil somehow

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Comment on Ohio University Bans Netflix During Finals Week by Student @ OU http://davisfreeberg.com/2011/03/15/ohio-university-bans-netflix-during-finals-week/comment-page-1/#comment-215396 Student @ OU Tue, 29 Mar 2011 18:00:53 +0000 http://davisfreeberg.com/?p=2094#comment-215396 @ Morally Shady...not when I'm paying for it... Thats like having your power cut after you pay the electric bill and having the company tell you its a service not a right. This is the biggest load of garbage that I have ever heard. Over the break my connection hit speeds that AOL dialup would have been embarrassed by 5 Kb/sec, speedguide.net. I called IT and the said the server was at capacity from 10 am - 3 am... and that they didn't have the money to upgrade the bandwith....well then what is my $500 per quarter tech fee paying for??? and what is the additional fee they imposed on me starting last year for a TECHNOLOGY NETWORK UPGRADE GOING TOWARDS?!?! I am paying a specific fee to upgrade this garbage... wheres that money? probably in McDavis a$$, or the football team. Furthermore, the net was "working" two weeks ago before they "recently implemented changes prioritizing on server services"...then after these changes everything crashed....and don't blame Netflix, I seriously doubt that Netflix has miraculously added 1/2 the student population at OU the week before finals week. I blame OUIT, FIX UR SH!T AND STOP SCREWING US! P.S. Blackboard Blows....everyone knows it now get rid of it. @ Morally Shady…not when I’m paying for it… Thats like having your power cut after you pay the electric bill and having the company tell you its a service not a right.

This is the biggest load of garbage that I have ever heard. Over the break my connection hit speeds that AOL dialup would have been embarrassed by 5 Kb/sec, speedguide.net. I called IT and the said the server was at capacity from 10 am – 3 am… and that they didn’t have the money to upgrade the bandwith….well then what is my $500 per quarter tech fee paying for??? and what is the additional fee they imposed on me starting last year for a TECHNOLOGY NETWORK UPGRADE GOING TOWARDS?!?! I am paying a specific fee to upgrade this garbage… wheres that money? probably in McDavis a$$, or the football team.

Furthermore, the net was “working” two weeks ago before they “recently implemented changes prioritizing on server services”…then after these changes everything crashed….and don’t blame Netflix, I seriously doubt that Netflix has miraculously added 1/2 the student population at OU the week before finals week.

I blame OUIT, FIX UR SH!T AND STOP SCREWING US!

P.S. Blackboard Blows….everyone knows it now get rid of it.

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