August 12, 2010
Portable 3D Blu-ray Player
This is pretty crazy - from Tech News World:
The Blu-ray of Happiness
Samsung claims a world's first with its BD-C8000 portable Blu-ray player. It can play full 1080p HD video, enable 3D playback when connected to a 3D-capable TV set and used with 3D glasses, and has a 10.1-inch screen.
Pricing stands at about $500.
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All I know is this: My 1996 Plymouth Voyager van will now be transformed into a MULITIDIMENSIONAL FAT-DEF MAKEOUT SHUTTLE.
But wait... it has to be plugged into a 3D TV? Then it's not really portable 3D, is it?
December 11, 2008
New DTV blog advertiser: Qwest
Qwest Digital TV Service is now an advertiser on the DTV blog. Thanks for their support!
April 12, 2005
C|Net has a great site on the current state of television-in-flux called Me TV: Television of the future.
New technologies, from on-demand programming to TiVo offshoots to flat screens to HDTV, are radically changing the benign concept of traditional television. Viewers are now gaining control over the mass medium, creating interactive communities and installing custom-made home media networks. As entire industries are redefined, how are networks, content providers and advertisers adjusting their strategies?
Speaking of media-in-flux, keep an eye on Open Media Network, a "free public service designed to help you enjoy a broad selection of movies, public TV and radio, video blogs and podcasts while protecting producer's copyrights." The service will be powered by Kontiki, a commercial BitTorrent-like shared downloading scheme that the BBC used to deliver prime-time TV via the internet.
April 07, 2005
Digital TV: Not Just for TVs Anymore
You might think digital television would require some sort of settop box and, you know, a television. Nope. Digital television is arguably expanding to include video content delivered digitally, whether through the internet or even formats like Windows Media High Definition Video which can be downloaded or served up on a DVD.
EXHIBIT A: Music Television - no longer on your television.
EXHIBIT B: ABC News smartly distributes video content through new media.
Now, all it has to do is find someone actually willing to put it on television.
ABC's ambitious plan takes the unusual approach of making its programming available to new media outlets even before it completes a plan to get it on TV.
EXHIBIT C: Indie producers don't need no stinking television.
more info for all the details, but the gist is that you will shortly be able to upload your content into Prodigem, name your selling price and then have Prodigem collect your revenue while controlling access to the torrent.
April 01, 2005
Liberate Digital Television!
The Electronic Frontier Foundation's Television Front of Digital Liberation wants you to exercise your freedom of content. Acquire or build your own PVRs and HDTV tuners, before the FCC/Hollywood-mandated "broadcast flag" goes into effect in 90 days - dooming your content to their DRM lockbox.
We at EFF want to do our part to advance the DTV transition -- and the public's rights to receive and manipulate DTV broadcasts with technologies they choose.
We want to keep the right to time- and space-shift that the VCR has given us (against Hollywood's protest). We want to keep the fair use rights that let us excerpt clips from press conferences or make our own "Daily Show" from the evening news. That's why we're encouraging people to buy HDTV tuner cards now and build multi-function receivers and recorders around them.
March 31, 2005
France Goes Digital
Digital television is booming in Europe. Satellite and cable are losing share to terrestrial in the UK, with 60% of homes receiving digital television (Full report). U.S. digital TV penetration is expected to hit 60% by the end of 2007 (Full report). Now the French are up to speed.