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post #1 of 11 Old 02-06-2012, 07:57 AM - Thread Starter
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I'm excited to see what they do, but I hate when my ISP gets further in bed with internet-delivered content.

Since I use FiOS, I assume Verizon will shortly be implementing data caps (unless you're using this service of course). I expect data caps to be announced in about 1-2 months: far enough away from this announcement and far enough away from the rollout so they can try to claim they aren't doing it to stifle competition.

I will be happy to be proven wrong, of course.
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While I welcome competition I doubt it will not be a direct threat to Netflix. I suspect the content will be only available on a PC or mobile device, the cable companies and movie studios won't allow it on a TV(like HBO go). It will probably be free for those who signup for FIOS or a wireless data plan(again like HBO go). If they will have a buffet style service and have apps to stream to my TV then it will be a threat.
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Until an app is embedded in a majority of devices / most certainly TV's and Disk Players .. there will be no threat to NF ..

Amazon's Instant Video service and Hulu Plus have each tried to take on NF, and their streams in total are 10% of NF .. why .. ?? Because the NF app is practically in every TV and BD player sold ...

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I wouldn't mind it as a free ad on to Fios customers being one myself
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I wouldn't mind it as a free ad on to Fios customers being one myself

Free and Verizon? Not likely...

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I bet it's going to be quite expensive, right up there with hotel pay-per-view. This is not going to be the game changer everyone seems to think it is.

EDIT: Another feather in Redbox's cap is it's buyout of Blockbuster Express, giving it essentially a monopoly on the disc kiosk business. (LINK)
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Until an app is embedded in a majority of devices / most certainly TV's and Disk Players .. there will be no threat to NF ..

Roku will probably add it quickly, as they're all about the net apps.

It wouldn't be a big deal if the players, etc., could gain the apps through firmware in a timely manner. Nothing more infuriating than buying something and finding a new app comes out a little later that you don't have.

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Verizon already has their virtual FIOS service running on a number of devices in their lab including Roku, Samsung, Xbox and PS3. This was reported months ago...
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Coming in August according to Verizon's CEO
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Verizon... I love them. They have national plus Canada plan for cell and data. = no roaming charges in all North America.

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