Originally Posted by dasanman69
Built in how? My Panasonic has Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc. built in. I don't need a media streaming box like a Apple TV or Roku.
My 2012 Panasonic TV has that too. It's sluggish, I don't know why anyone puts up with it. I still use external boxes.
Originally Posted by mytdave
Why? Leave it alone. This is not the role of Govt. Let the free market take care of the problem, all this bill will do is muck up the works. We're already heading in a a-la-cart direction - it's called the internet. How about this - kill the bill that's seeking to tax the internet.
As people noted before, there isn't really a free market. Have you ever noticed that you get the choice of at most one cable provider, at most one DSL provider, and at most one fiber provider, assuming you're lucky to have a choice of two different types of connections (cable and DSL, for example)? It used to be that you could choose different phone service providers, but a court ruling or two ended that. There's a reasonable argument for having only one provider over a given type of cord, but regardless, that's part of the problem. Even worse, at least some Verizon FIOS installers had been removing people's copper by ripping out their copper to the road, so it's more expensive to switch back.Edited by JeffDM - 5/22/13 at 5:07am