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Category: Digital TV

Got a Minute? HDTV Survey

November 8, 2005 | Author: Ibex Marketing
As you may have noticed, Alfred Poor's HDTV Alamanac has been going for more than a month now, but we've just launched the site officially. And if you poke around the site, you'll find that I'm in the process of writing Professor Poor's Guide to Buying HDTV which is scheduled to be published here next month. But I want to make it as useful to you and other readers as...

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Plug In to Tune In HDTV

November 4, 2005 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Okay, you’ve got a killer digital TV system set up in your living room, with cable and Internet and a DVR — digital video recorder — with a massive hard drive. But what happens when you go into the kitchen? You can’t enjoy your video assets in the other room. Oh, but you can. You can set up a wired or wireless home network, but this can be complex and...

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Will IPTV Content Be Limited?

November 2, 2005 | Author: Ibex Marketing
The rise of IPTV -- getting video content on-demand and streaming over the Internet -- is an intriguing and powerful new development. There's a potentially dark side to it to, however. The service provider who controls the connection to your home will also be empowered to control what content you get to see. Broadcast television and radio has long been regulated by the US government to encourage free speech and...

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Someone Agrees about TV over the Internet

October 31, 2005 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Apple announced today that selling video clips on iTunes is a success. This is their new service that lets you download a video clip of everything from the latest episode of "Desperate Housewives" or "Lost " to music videos by Madonna or Coldplay, to animated shorts from Pixar. How much of a success? How does 1 million downloads since October 12 sound? At $1.99 per download, that's pretty close to...

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HDTV is a Hit

October 28, 2005 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Consumer Reports released a report this week that found that 87 percent of their readers that they surveyed felt that they thought digital HD content from cable or satellite was significantly better than other programming. Half of them also complained that there isn’t enough HD programming available. It’s important to remember that the HDTV display is only one of three parts required to get the HDTV experience. If you spend...

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Comedy Central Goes Online

October 25, 2005 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Comedy Central is scheduled to launch a broadband optimized IPTV site called “Motherload” on November 1. The site will include short clips from shows including The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. It will also offer original material created just for the site. The site will be funded through advertising for Verizon’s broadband services, as well as car makers and the Army. This is one more piece of evidence that...

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Verizon IPTV Takes on Cable

October 24, 2005 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Last month, Verizon got the go-ahead from the Fairfax County, Virginia supervisors to offer TV service. Yes, this is one of the first instances of the “triple-play” strategy, where a single provider aims to deliver phone, Internet, and television service all over a single connection. Verizon calls its service “FiOS”, which relies on fiber-optic connections instead of copper cable to carry digital signals to and from your home. The company...

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Digital TV Deadline Looms

October 21, 2005 | Author: Ibex Marketing
The US Congress has already passed a law requiring that analog terrestrial TV broadcasts cease by December 31, 2006, or when 85 percent of American households can receive digital terrestrial broadcasts. Now Congress is looking to push that up to a hard date of April 7, 2006. According to Consumers Union, as many as 80 million televisions in this country are dependent on the analog broadcasts. Why the rush to...

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What’s the Right Size HDTV for Me?

October 20, 2005 | Author: Ibex Marketing
One of the biggest questions among people shopping for an HDTV is "how big should it be?" If you have an unlimited budget, you might be tempted to get the biggest display in the store. And you'd probably be making a mistake. Think about when you go to the movie theater. Do you always try to sit in the first row? Probably not; the image will be uncomfortably large. And...

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LCD TVs: From Desktop to Den

October 19, 2005 | Author: Ibex Marketing
By all accounts — including the numbers from Pacific Media Associates where I’m a Senior Research Associate — the LCD TV market is growing rapidly, especially for screens 30-inches and smaller. Lots of companies have been making LCD displays in this size range for years for the desktop computer monitor market. That market is crowded and margins are tight, so it should be no surprise that some established brands are...

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