We get an awful lot of questions about our company, our TV Freedom solution, and cutting the cord. Here are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions:
What are some basic facts about Channel Master?
What are some common misconceptions about antennas and broadcast TV that consumers should be aware of?
Is there really a significant amount of broadcast TV programming consumers can expect to get from an over-the-air antenna?
What about industry reports that say TV antenna use is dying off?
What is TV Freedom?One piece of advice that we give cord-cutters about their alternatives is to make a television antenna your first purchase. You may be able to stream a vast amount of entertaining content that will more than fill up your TV-watching time, but you do not want to give up live TV. Live television brings us together locally as communities and it also brings us together as a nation. No matter how many tech-savvy advisers come to the table to claim that all TV will one day be on-demand only, we know that live TV is here to stay and you will want to have access to it.
How does Channel Master's TV Freedom solution compare to the competition, and why would a consumer choose Channel Master?All of the solutions above are alternatives to traditional pay-TV services that will appeal to consumers based on differing preferences. TabloTV and SimpleTV are more focused on viewing TV on mobile devices. Channel Master and TiVo are more focused on the traditional viewing experience of a cable or satellite television service on a TV screen. TiVo requires a subscription fee and contract and Channel Master does not.
Unlike the other solutions presented above, the Channel Master DVR works with or without an Internet connection. For our customers who do not connect the DVR+ to the Internet, they are able to pause and record live TV with two days of PSIP programming data provided in the channel guide. For our customers who connect DVR+ to the Internet, they are able to pause and record live TV with 14 days of programming data provided by Rovi, as well as access streaming services from directly within their channel guide.
Channel Master's software engineering teams are the best in the industry, with many years of successful DVR and Video Delivery deployment experience serving millions of users worldwide. They are committed to continuing development of the DVR+ platform with many more exciting features to come.