Intel to Invade Cable TV Space in 2013

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AFDozerman

Uhh... Monopolistic anyone?

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captainjack

How, in any way is this monopolistic? There's plenty of competition in the television market, which is completely separate from what intel does normally. Regarding Smart TV's specifically, all the rumors point to Apple having their own AppleTV in two years. Intel will have a fun time trying to beat out Apple.

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chop_slap

No kidding, I welcome Intel's foray into this space...they could improve many, already mediocre, services.

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whr4usa

+1

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bobla90042

Could this put an end to cable monopoly? I hope so. If I could drop sports channels and just get the things I want, like Showtime and HBO, at decent rates, I'd be thrilled! I'm so tired of subsidizing other peoples' choices.

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Happy

Yeah. Down with subsidizing others!!

A la carte is the way of the future. They've held it off for as long as they can but they can't keep it at bay forever!!

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whr4usa

+1

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Electrik

All I watched on cable was people getting chased by zombies and crazy people talking about ancient aliens. That I miss, but not for an extra $100 bucks a month.

This will tell you what over-the-air reception you can get from your zip code. http://www.antennaweb.org/Address.aspx

I get 13 channels with the main four in HD, with a $60 dollar antenna. It's a little weird cutting the cable, but I'm glad I did. Five months of savings allowed me to buy the parts for an ITX machine I'm getting ready to build.

Cut the cable, you won't be sorry.

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USraging

yes, that would be nice to select only the channels you want. i mean seriously who needs 40 channels of news and 20 channels of sports? Myself i don't watch sports. It seems like you have to pay for things in a package when you don't want half of what you get. I would even be willing to cancel my netflix if they would give me the choice and not have to pay for 100+ channels i will never watch.

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whr4usa

+1 to all of the above

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