Comcast testing DVRs with built in cameras

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  1. hanman
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    hanman I'm a pretty lucky guy

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    this just goes to show you how stupid Comcast really is. internally, they are testing DVRs with built in webcams! why? to see if you are watching commercials or not. if they see a kid watching TV, they'll block inappropriate content. i can't believe they didn't fire the guy who cam up with this on the spot, let alone actually put it into testing.

    source: Techdirt
     


  2. Osaka

    Osaka GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I would stab a screwdriver into the camera if my cable company tried to give me one like this.
     
  3. Neko

    Neko Been a while.

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    And there goes your privacy. Seems like they are wanting to watch you insert a burned dvd in your DVD-Player. A squad of SWAT guys will then storm your house. ...

    I can't believe that the USA even allows something like this...
     
  4. paul1991

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    Me too! I have Comcast an I cant torrent!
    I HATE THEM!
    The're Comcastards! I came up with that because on November 17-20 2006 my internet was out. I missed all the news around the wiis launch because THE'RE COMCASTARDS!
     
  5. Twiffles

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    Lasco (manufactures bathtubs etc) testing bathtubs with built in cameras.
     
  6. Osaka

    Osaka GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    but, is that for the company who made it to watch you? or for you to watch someone you know who also has the tub?
     
  7. Twiffles

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    I dunno, never actually thought about it that far. Perhaps both.
     
  8. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

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    Comcast is watching you fap to adult channels.
     
  9. MystikEkoez

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    I have Comcast and I'm pretty sure I've been torrenting for since.... ever. o_o
     
  10. anime_junkie

    anime_junkie GBAtemp Fan

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    Same here. o.o
     
  11. b4nn3d

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    Comcast "delays" bittorrent seeding.
     
  12. MystikEkoez

    MystikEkoez GBAtemp Fan

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    My friend who lives in my neighborhood has comcast. Her internet according to speedtest.net is.... 25,000 kb/s? WTF? I only get 4,500. This is madness?
     
  13. Awdofgum

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    My friend who told me about bittorent has comcast and he torrents everyday.

    and besides they're only testing it, it probably won't ever be released because of some privacy law.
     
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    Everything is possible...
     
  17. Awdofgum

    Awdofgum Wadofgum

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    oh yeah that's right, my friend can't seed,
    i guess no private trackers for him [​IMG]
     
  18. m3rox

    m3rox GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Screw comcast, literally.

    Though I do like the fact that they discard your bills after so long. (say 6 months to a year).

    You can rack up a 400 dollar bill with them, have your service disconnected, wait a while, call them up, and they'll give you service again at the going rate as advertised on tv (previous bill will not be in the computer). That's really the only reason I like them.
     
  19. jesterscourt

    jesterscourt Not Brad.

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    I'm curious how your credit score looks.
     
  20. JKR Firefox

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    Wow.

    Spelling is not your strong suit either it seems...also you seem to like to repeat yourself as well.