After 20 days off, due to a variety of issues, Seen in HD is triumphantly back. With three weeks or so of news to play with, we figure out what was best to bring you, a valued listener. At this point, anyone who listens to us is valued, but whatever.
Netflix and Redbox take varying views on disc rental embargoes, especially with regards to Warner. Dish is under fire for their auto-hop DVR system designed to slip past commercials. We actually side with the networks (!). There’s also some E3 chatter since it’s so close. We make a few random guesses as to what is to come.
Reviews include Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and Goon. Check it out at the Digital Media Zone!
Matt Paprocki has critiqued home media and video games for 20 years across outlets like Washington Post, Variety, Rolling Stone, Forbes, IGN, Playboy, Polygon, Ars, and others. His current passion project is the technically minded DoBlu.com. You can read Matt's body of work via his personal WordPress blog, and follow him on Twitter @Matt_Paprocki.
2 thoughts on "Seen in HD 111: Companies Bicker Over Embargoes, Dish Sued for DVR, Ghost Recon Review"
understand why CBS, FOX, & NBC execs don’t want us to enjoy commercial-free
TV. I’m a DISH employee – AutoHop is great because you can easily watch
commercial-free TV. Public Knowledge, a consumer advocacy group, is taking a
stand for consumers by creating a petition that tells CBS, FOX, & NBC media
to keep their hands out of your living room & DVR. Sign their petition to
keep control of how you watch TV http://bit.ly/KFdn1Q
It’s not Dish’s content to edit. This isn’t a DVR which senses commercials and skips them. Someone at Dish is physically altering the aired content to remove the commercials. Commercials fast-forwarded on a traditional DVR have shown some impact from the commercials because users still have to pay attention to avoid spilling over onto the show. That’s not the case here.