Cordkillers Ep. 22 – Burnt Fields Policy

Justin.TV kills its archive, Why YouTube is still the most popular video source on the Web, and whether DVDs or streaming video are better you. Plus, Tom reviews the Tablo. 

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CordKillers: Ep. 22 – Burnt Fields Policy
Recorded: June 2, 2014 
Guest: Jeff Cannata

Intro Video 

Primary Target

  • Live streaming site removing all archived videos in a week 
  • Justin.TV deleting all archived video starting next week. You have until June 8 to save your videos.
    – More than half of the archived live broadcasts it has have no more than one view. The “vast majority” have fewer than ten total views. After looking at the data, the company decided that “it’s quite clear … viewers come to because they want to consume content and interact with their communities in real-time.” 

Secondary Target

Signal Intelligence

  • Streaming video is better for the environment than DVDs—barely
  • Research paper published at IOP Science
    – Emissions and energy consumption higher altogether for DVDs over streaming, barely
    – DISCS: Transportation of discs, DVD players, Televisions
    – STREAMING: storage servers, transmission equipment, set-top box and TV
    – DVDs rented by mail actually more efficient than streaming.
    – Streaming just above DVDs bought through mail, slightly above sriving to a store and buying, and much better than driving to a store and renting

Gear Up

  • Tom’s take on Tablo
  • Simple.TV’s streaming DVR now sends shows to your Chromecast
  • Tablo
    – Very slow in tuning and finding channels
    – No DVR controls yet
    – Great accessibility and better guide interface than most
    – Really good channel pickup compared to TiVo (in same location)
    – Two tuners For $230….. Not sure. You can get a more powerful 4-tuner TiVo ROAMIO for $170 these days.

Under surveillance

Front Lines

2014 Summer Movie Draft

  1. DTNS: $417,196,751
  2. TMS: $332,104,409
  3. Amtrekker: $195,289,770
  4. /Film: $192,735,902
  5. GodsMoneybags: $154,077,657
  6. Night Attack: $29,350,839

On Screen

Dispatches from the Front

My 89 year old father has been paying $280/month for his and my 69 year old mother’s Comcast account (he’s been paying this amount for about 5 years) – I was recently able to get his bill lowered by about $100/month by adding Comcast Voice to his plan as well as getting them on a “loyalty plan” (they’ve been with Comcast since the late 80’s). Even though the discount will only last for 2 years, my father is ecstatic that his bill has gone down.



I am, and have been a Cordkillers supporter from the beginning and before that a supporter of Frame Rate. I love the show and I am very happy that as time has progressed the video quality has improved.
I am wondering if you could bring out some merchandise to help us promote the show i.e. T-shirts, hats,…etc





Hey Guys,
Some spoilerin’ suggestions in no order
Silicon Valley
Venture Brothers (season one is on Netflix)
Black Mirror (good luck)
Brasseye (YouTube)
NATHAN BARLEY is on YouTube and you MUST WATCH it! or RE:watch it
if you watch anything, Nathan Barley, all the episodes should be on YouTube
re watch After Hours or King of Comedy

ok, more later,
spoilerin’ suggesterin’




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