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So a little birdie says ViaSat might be looking to either develop or partner with a media management system. Similar to some paid programs currently available I would think. Download your programs during odd hours to stream in HD later. Seems like a good idea for a company that struggles with prime time speeds in many locations. Sure wish something (legal of course) could be done for movies. I’d gladly download (one time viewing/ expires after certain amount of time/ other) all my movie needs a day or so ahead of time to know it would be a buffer free HD experience. I don’t do DVDs much FWIW.

Anyone else get this survey and thoughts?
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No survey but...

Ever since NightShift got out of the residential business, I always felt Viasat would do well to partner with them using the same approach NightShift used and expand it beyond simply Netllix recording. Turn that Toblerone into a DVR ;)

https://www.gonightshift.com/exede3/   

In fact the presence of a hidden media storage device section on the modem status page had me convinced at one time that it was on the horizon.
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Can that be done with movies from iTunes?
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That's right! The Cloud would bypass buffering and resolution issues. Then just pull down the MP4 to watch. I forgot about that!

I mean we have made progress on the download front. Use to not he able to download anything to even a tablet. Then Amazon changed that. Betflix ultimately followed suit.

I just wonder if there would be some that would emulate a tablet to allow downloads. Then play those downloads through a converter. Sort of like Playon, but download content first.

I mean the reason we all want to do this is because of all the buffering issues we run into. If Viasat-2 could deliver 25Mbps nationwide with no buffering, that would solve the problem too :).
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Bradley, I don't see iTunes listed as a channel that PlayOn works with, so unless I'm missing something...no. 

Andy
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Clear as mud....

https://www.consumerreports.org/consu...

Legal? Sort of. A violation of the terms and conditions of you subscriber account? Yes. Is a service going to go after their customers? Doubtful. Just keep the recordings for personal use, dont distribute, dont profit off them and all should be good.
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You mean I've gotta stop selling dvds I make with these files at the flea market??

Legal Dept: Just kidding. 

Andy