Today in Connected Consumer

Comcast rolled out its TV Everywhere service nationwide this morning, which it insists on calling Fancast Xfinity TV for reasons no one can explain. Worse than the awful name, though, were the early reviews of the service itself.  About the best anyone had to say, in this case All Things D media blogger Peter Kafka, was that the quality is OK so long as you don’t try to  fast forward. According to former GigaOm scribe Chris Albrecht, the navigation is “cumbersome,” the library is “lacking” and the video quality “sucks.” Dan Rayburn, producer of the Streaming Media conferences and an expert on the technology was equally brutal, faulting the service for pixelated video, poor frame rates and endless buffering. Perhaps Comcast was rushing things a bit?