Originally Posted by DrDon
But, as I've said, it's all moot, now.
Aereo claims they want to pay carriage fees. Not sure they'll be happy with the rate.
Yeah, I'm not sure what their game is. At $8/mo. their product was, at least for us, marginally
justifiable. Much more than that and we would have dumped them.
We mainly had it for when weather made the channels we most watched unusable, and for limited DVRing. But, coincident with Aereo's demise I discovered Mohu's Leaf and Winegard's FlatWave Amped antennas. The latter actually works better
than the rooftop antenna--to the point that, even in stormy weather: Even the worst channel is still watchable. Added a Channelmaster DVR+ and, providing that works out well, we're set.
Aereo never got their Android app working on ICS, so we could never use it on our phones, and we had little need for it on our tablets, so we're missing nothing there. If I ever want that functionality in the future, I guess I could look into a Slingbox or MythTV.
Even the Roku 3 we purchased for use with Aereo turned out not to be a complete
waste. Turns out PBS is doing the kind of thing the commercial broadcasters could
be doing, so we can still use it for that.
I still think the six Justices got it wrong. I think mainly what they accomplished is to help the broadcasters and subscription TV companies cling to their outmoded models for the foreseeable future. That kind of bury-your-head tactic worked for neither the railroads nor the newspaper industry, but it is what it is.