Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Nov 2011 22:17 UTC
Multimedia, AV "Yesterday, Logitech hosted an Analyst and Investor Day and during his remarks, CEO Guerrino De Luca pulled absolutely no punches in describing the 'mistakes' the company made with its Logitech Revue Google TV set top box. Calling the company's Christmas 2010 launch 'a mistake of implementation of a gigantic nature', De Luca told investors that the company had 'brought closure to the Logitech Revue saga' by making plans to let inventory run out this quarter and that there are 'no plans to introduce another box to replace Revue'."
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RE[2]: GoogleTV sucks
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 12th Nov 2011 17:30 UTC in reply to "RE: GoogleTV sucks"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

You are assuming that content companies are financially disadvantaged by having regional licensing deals. As large for profit enterprises, I don't think they would share your opinion on how to maximize their profits.

I think they realize that while advertisers in the untied states may be wiling to pay X us dollars per 1000 views by Us residents, in other countries they want to pay nothing for Non us residents that would be unlikely to buy their products. Meanwhile, Advertisers in other countries may be willing to pay a smaller amount for viewers in their region.

So you have a system whereby the revenues are variable, but the costs ( to provide the service) are fixed.

Is it "fair" to average consumers, no not really. Even though I'm in the US, I have never ever bought anything after clicking on a web ad of any kind. So I'm as useful an individual for advertising as anyone elsewhere.

Summary: Its more complex than " let everyone view everything anytime and you'll be rich", Or at least the analysis that would lead to that conclusion would be more complex. Answers without the logic that leads to them are often worthless.

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RE[3]: GoogleTV sucks
by Fergy on Sat 12th Nov 2011 19:35 in reply to "RE[2]: GoogleTV sucks"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

I think they realize that while advertisers in the untied states may be wiling to pay X us dollars per 1000 views by Us residents, in other countries they want to pay nothing for Non us residents that would be unlikely to buy their products. Meanwhile, Advertisers in other countries may be willing to pay a smaller amount for viewers in their region.

Who said anything about advertising? We would like to buy the content. And it should be available to anyone that is willing to pay. Otherwise can you really blame us for torrenting?

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RE[4]: GoogleTV sucks
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sun 13th Nov 2011 04:30 in reply to "RE[3]: GoogleTV sucks"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Hulu is ad supported. It is one of the services mentioned. A simular problem also exists for straight up buying. I know this isn't a popular answer for people who just want to pay for media at a fair price, but maximizing revenue isn't a s simple as letting everyone buy it at the same price.

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