On February 15, 2020 at 12:06, Fins said...
It will be a whole lot less than 2 decades. Spectrum is telling customers now to buy a Roku or AppleTV and use the spectrum app. People donít have to buy new tvs. Roku is going to be the new cable box.
My point is that the "cable box" is still going to be a "box". Instead of motorola on the label it will be Roku or Apple TV. Comcast has a streaming box called Flex because they want to do away with roku and appletv. At some point...my guess is 20 years...they will have no box and suggest no box because all TVs will have their app built in.
I remember the story about the $20 million dollar system where they were going to "get rid of all the boxes". Like how? How are you getting rid of them? Oh you mean you are going to have Control4 boxes instead of Crestron boxes.
DirecTV has said they are done launching satellites. Granted, that could change, but given that information, I would think this means they are trying to be done with satellite receivers in less than 10 years. The cost of maintaining the infrastructure is huge.
DirecTV is dead. I see hundreds of their satellites rusting on the side of apartment buildings in Chicago. Everyone has moved to Comcast. AT&T is a wired product so they aren't spending any more money on satellite.