[FoRK] tvland

Stephen D. Williams sdw at lig.net
Fri Jan 20 11:40:34 PST 2017

Cable companies can demand enough monthly income to pay for the better TVs.  Give you a large 4K TV for free, charge you a monthly 
premium forever.


On 1/20/17 8:04 AM, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
> Well, yes, but we've gone from an adoption market back to a feature market.  A feature market where some percent of the population 
> has shown a willingness to pay for ultra high end features, but not the initial adoption costs.  Lowering the initial adoption 
> costs seems to solve a problem for the manufacturers who have been trying to compete and install new features and lower the 
> barrier for early adopters.
> Greg
> On 1/20/2017 7:55 AM, David Edmondson wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 20 2017, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
>>> So here's my stupid question of the day, given we're about to go into
>>> Superbowl TV sales season--which seems to happen every year like
>>> clockwork--why don't people sell TV subscriptions? The whole delivery
>>> and hookup issues have long gone by the wayside.
>>> Why not have tiered TV subscriptions for different levels of tvs?
>>> Someone should start a company to do that.  Sort of a secondary market,
>>> TV arbitrage, tvshaveclub type thing.
>>> Why hasn't anyone done this before?
>> Most TVs were rented in the UK until the '70s, then prices and available
>> cash met at the point where people realised it was possible to buy for
>> the cost of a year's rent.

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