Intel's Rumored Set-Top Box is a Cable TV Nightmare
December 31, 2013 - 2:22pm
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is rumored to be developing a set-top box that will incorporate streaming video and traditional pay-TV services.
TechCrunch has an interesting rundown on the concept, adding to the previous reports from Reuters and The Wall Street Journal.
The most interesting feature of the new "service" (if you can call it that) could come in the form of DVR-free recording. According to TechCrunch: "Supposedly Intel's technology could allow people to recall and watch any programming aired in the last month on the channels they subscribe to. That means no worrying about scheduling what to record. You could pull up a new show from last night that friends raved about, a sports game you forgot about, or all the recent reruns of a favorite cartoon."
In theory, that feature could be very successful -- but at what cost? Consumers already have several freebie options (Hulu, ABC.co...
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