reply to dbeatson
Re: No DVR? I wonder how this will work for me, where I have tenants that have their own DVRs with Verizon that are not part of a Whole Home media sharing solution, but we all share the internet service. I suppose each person will require their own media server to make this work, but I'm hoping this won't actually be implemented for a couple of years, as I'd rather not deal with the potential confusion.
If you have tenants, under the terms of service they are supposed to have their own accounts, if you are sharing your internet and TV service with them you are violating the terms of service, unless they are roommates than that is different then a tenant living in an apartment connected to your home.
This is a home, and they are essentially roommates. I have a separate bill for the telephone, which still uses copper, and another bill for the TV and internet with FiOS. We do share the internet and TV, but everyone uses their own DVR now, and it would be a mess to have to manage it all in one place. These people do a lot of travelling, and they have their own homes in other states or countries. The DVR will get full while they are away, and trying to keep or delete shows with a single media server option is simply not a practical solution for us.
Certainly, there must be families facing a similar issue? If the media server will allow for separate content folders, and there is plenty of space available, it might work out.
reply to dbeatson
Pretty sure people will be happily Violating Terms of Service in order to save $100+ per month. How much jailtime do these violators get? This will be a disaster for close vicinity subscribers. Verizon used to think long term, now its purely for the short term. Decreasing RGU's isnt the brightest idea in the long run. The same applies to the cable co's Wifi, I know several people who dont have their own internet, they just "borrow" off their neighbors/friends account.
This couldve been a good idea just for houses where coax isnt physically possible,or where it isnt allowed to be run. For this to be a normally implemented technology is just a bad idea.