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CES: FyreTV Brings the Porn for Ten Bucks a Month | Gadget Lab from Wired.com by morepete
January 9, 2008, 6:40 pm
Filed under: Digital Life

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I’ve been pretty disappointed in CES this year — very few really exciting announcements. Now, just into the Adult Entertainment Expo, is something truly disruptive. It’s the FyreTV, a digital set-top box that promises to deliver streaming HD pornography to your living room for $10 a month. Well, not your living room, of course.

“The only way someone would know what this is if they owned one themselves,” said FyreTV founder and CEO Estefano Isaias.

All prurience aside, though, think about the larger implications of this device for the future of the entertainment industry. Imagine if the NFL distributed a box that, for $20, would let you watch all NFL games live on your TV in HD, as well as archived classic games.

Or what if there were a box from HBO that cost $10 a month and had every show they’ve ever done on it available to stream, as well as their full library of studio movies. Who the hell would still get traditional cable service?

This could signal the start of ala carte entertainment for the living room that really makes sense. Genre-specific set-top boxes. I never thought I would see the day.

CES: FyreTV Brings the Porn for Ten Bucks a Month | Gadget Lab from Wired.com

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Oh my god, I want one! The HBO box, of course, not the porn one.
Seriously, the adult video industry has been known to lead trends in the electronics industry in the past. They’re one of the main reasons we all have old VHS tapes lying around our houses, not BetaMax versions. It’ll be interesting to see if they’re leaders here, or just outliers.

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