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Post 87 made on Saturday February 15, 2020 at 12:11
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On February 15, 2020 at 09:49, Rob Grabon said...
They have less than 3 years to evolve.

Set top cable companies are loosing ground quickly against streaming services. They have to evolve, for exactly the same discussions through out this thread. Their tightrope is price, how do we justify $100 for cable box setups a month vs $50 for a streaming app?

And they loose out on vacation homes too. Already a pivoting point for many of our clients. Data to two houses, one streaming service for both, $250 a month vs $400.

If it was you building a house today, would you put coax to every TV? or similar to having a Disc Player, only the prime set, and network apps for the rest? (not for your clients, but your own home)

I would absolutely still put coax at every tv. Wire is relatively cheap. Technology is unpredictable. In 6 months someone may show the world a coax based network switch that is faster than cat, but cheaper and easier to use than fiber. Iíd also put fiber at every location because of the AV over IP tech thatís gaining ground in the pro side. It will eventually make its way to resi.
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