I have an HTCEVO 3d, and I did not even know it had 3d when I bought it. They buried the 3d info in the back of the ad. Used the feature like 5 times. 3D nearly killed HTC, Strange this is not April 1st but the WSJ is not the paper it used to be.
But it’s not the viewing public that in the driving seat of one vehicle, it’s your local politician. He sells his soul everyday to various non public entities so he/she can create a war chest of money to buy ad space from these broadcasts companies come election time.
In the other drivers seat are these said broadcasts are losing audience at a amazing rate of 10% per year. Their audience is getting older by the day and advertises don’t want said people older than 49, so they have to prop up their coffers with retransmission fees. They will lose more than 10% of their audience since people on cable tend to be older, young people often don’t get cable. The broadcasts need the law changed, the politicians need the law changed but they don’t want to look bad doing it. The law will change and the broadcasts don’t mind looking like the bad guys to make it happen.
Remember we the viewing public are the product not the customer for both the broadcasts and the politicians (except for retransmission costs).