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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2005 | Author: Muneeb Mannan
Yes, like many of you, I'm off today to work on a good dose of tryptophan, tamped down with some fresh-baked peach pie. So I'm going to share some of my thoughts about what we have to be thankful about in terms of HDTV and digital TV. First on my list is choice. We have a choice of technologies for our displays, and we have a choice of vendors for...

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See You in Las Vegas?

November 16, 2005 | Author: Muneeb Mannan
What are you doing next year? I'm going to the HDTV Business Conference on January 4th, the day before the big Consumer Electronics Show -- CES -- starts in Las Vegas. It's put together by Insight Media, and will bring together the top executives from major companies in the HDTV industry. There will be presentations on everything from display technologies to IPTV. I'm especially looking forward to hearing about the...

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Will IPTV Content Be Limited?

November 2, 2005 | Author: Muneeb Mannan
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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HDTV is a Hit

October 28, 2005 | Author: Muneeb Mannan
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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Satellite HDTV Relies on More Compression

October 27, 2005 | Author: Muneeb Mannan
As more and more consumers get HDTV sets, the demand for more HD content is growing. (And the manufacturers of the HDTVs want more HD content to be delivered, as this should help drive increased demand for the new sets.) One problem for satellite services is that they have limited bandwidth over which to transmit their content, and the higher-resolution HD content can consume more that its share of that...

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HDTV on DVD: Will blue lasers be too late?

October 11, 2005 | Author: Muneeb Mannan
WARNING: there are acronyms in this item. There's no way to avoid it when discussing technical standards, but it's an important story, so hang with me on this one. Last month, Nero and KiSS announced that they will create a DVD recorder capable of recording and playing back content using MPEG-4 compression. This is a relatively new standard that is up to 4 times more efficient than the MPEG-2 encoding...

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