Originally posted by 9erReign:
When he says software over hardware he means that people will use their own personal devices at their seats to re-watch things. They will provide the wireless and content but you have to bring your own phone/tablet/etc. They aren't going to put devices at each seat.
Originally posted by Marvin49:
As I last read on the topic, the seats will NOT have screen attached, but will have clips or a holder to hold something should you bring it yourself. The "watch all angles" thing was intended to be an app of some sort that would run on your own device if you brought it into the stadium.
The "Software instead of Hardware" comment does tell me its an Application BUT a tablet could still be implemented at a hefty but relatively small cost, as a more then adequate tablet to run only stadium-centric software such as video playback, access to NFL.com, order food, etc could likely be implemented at $50 a seat or $3.25 Million or less then 0.25% of the total cost of the stadium for every seat. I based this off that more then capable Android tablet sold in India for less then $50 USD(even though a stadium partner like Sony would probably field more beefy products for the same price because of the advertising). The annual cost of it does seem to be too much to bear but if they made it a feature available to PSL or season ticket holders only, I personally wouldn't have a problem paying them an extra $50-200 a year to give me a tablet I could pick up at the stadium (I dont mean to generalize but especially PSL owners as people who can afford to throw down 60-80K+ for a PSL are more likely to afford the "chump change" of $50-200 annually) - I dont think attaching them to the seats would work very well unless it was completely built into the seat to prevent theft.
[ Edited by sfout on Dec 11, 2012 at 9:52 AM ]