Originally Posted by Satch Man
Let's have some speculation ideas,
In six months time, what do you guys see as Navigator's future? What about within a year? Do you still think that they are going to roll out an non OCAP version for people with grandfathered boxes that currently do not have enough memory to run Navigator?
Curious... first time I've heard a mention of a non OCAP version. Somehow I'm very skeptical about such an item. Yes I understand that there is a different version to run on the 8300HD (a REALLY scary prospect, once they push it on us, I'll HAVE to get a HDC box), but I just can't see them having 80% of their base be without OCAP. I'd also bet that 5 years down the road, 50% of the base may still have 8300HDs. So a non OCAP Nagivator doesn't seem all that likely, I believe!
As far as future, that a hard one. For the past year, it occurs to me that they have less than zero experience in writing software. And certainly at the management level, they suck (I don't know one software developer that would EVER let an alpha version to be deployed in production) BIG TIME. I hate to be negative, but I think a year down the road we'll have a still barely functional piece of software running on our boxes. By that time, (at least for me) I should have a better idea of when FIOS will arrive in my house... and then I can declare I don't give 2 farts about Nagivator!
Now if they had subbed the creation out to Apple... using that stripped down version of X; wouldn't THAT be interesting?