I talk all the time about possibly getting rid of cable TV completely. But, I've been scared. Scared that I would not have enough to watch. I already stream all the time from the 2 most popular online services. But, what if there is some awesome movie coming on cable that I want to see?? What would I do then.
So, my plan… to get done today actually, is to call Comcast and strip my service down to basic. I am going to do it. I need to stop procrastinating! It should have been done long ago. There is plenty of other stuff out there to watch without paying an arm and a leg. At least I think I am calling 🙂 . Here is how my home entertainment setup looks:
- LG 47″ LED Web Connected TV – This was my Christmas present to myself. It connects to Netflix and a bunch of other stuff.
- Comcast DVR – For obvious reasons. 🙂
- Roku – It was a review and I LOVE it. In addition to doing Netflix + others, it also does Hulu Plus and Youtube, so I keep it around.
- I also have an Xbox and Wii which can stream Netflix, but only the kids access Netflix that way because it's easier for them to use.
And that is just one room. We won't go upstairs. 🙂
Depending on what I am doing, I flip back and forth between the web enabled things, and of course we use the cable box to watch HDTV and On Demand content. This can cause confusion and a lot of remote clicking. Although, I am very impressed that a couple of my kids have mastered the system. My son was an expert at 4.
However, it would be great to have 1 unit that does EVERYTHING and does it well. And that is one of the things that fascinates me about Cisco Videoscape. They promise to bring us a ton of content right to our television via the set top box. It's like a cable box on steroids. You can get the best of both worlds.
According to Cisco, providers can redefine the TV experience for your customers. Cisco Videoscape Set-Top Boxes unify linear and on-demand TV, digital video recordings, and online entertainment through one device. Give your customers the Connected Life: access to entertainment and lifestyle applications anytime, anywhere, on any device.
Does that excite you?? It excites me. Or, maybe I am just a geek. 🙂 But the thought of having one box that does everything that I need it to do and pulls content from all over is awesome.
Add to that the fact that I can access that content while mobile as well and I'm sold!
Here is another teaser of what you can do with Videoscape:
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