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CES2008 - Official xStreamHD information


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#41 OFFLINE   rbgamble

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 09:09 AM

If you think about it, we already have the equipment needed for this. How many of us have a fast internet connection (Comcast 12 G/s)? How many of us have a system with a large (250 GB or larger) drive. Why can't VOD, or DOD make use of my other networked equipment?

Why do I have to pay more for equipment I don't need?

Yes, I agree, NetFlix stinks when it comes to getting Blu~Ray disks. The moment the show comes out it has a VeryLongWait. What is up with that? Does NetFlix only get one copy for rental? Why can't they get 10 times the copies of Blu~Ray disks?

If Verizon FiOS knows what they are doing, it will replace all formats. Fiber to the house, there will be no need for anything else!

But that is off subject.

I think this more targeted at Netfilix. Its getting to the point where it takes weeks to get a movie on Blu-Ray from Netflix. I sure I am not the only one getting tried of the wait...if XstreamHD month price is inline with Netflix even with the upfront cost it could be a big hit. It will just take the right marketing.


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#42 OFFLINE   Sirshagg

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 10:08 AM

I wonder how much uncompressed HD can fit on a 1TB drive.
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#43 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 10:10 AM

I wonder how much uncompressed HD can fit on a 1TB drive.


Not much...

All the programming has to be compressed in some fashion.

I know when I did the CE video...

less then 3 minutes, of SD video, at very small resolution... 9gb uncompressed AVI file
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#44 OFFLINE   spoonman

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 02:11 PM

I wounder what impact Apple's announcement will have on this service? I have an AppleTV and I think $4.99 for one day is too much and only 5.1 sound. Also, 30 days after the DVD comes out is another weak point. I hope XStream can get a better deal with studios then Apple did...
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#45 OFFLINE   bonscott87

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 02:27 PM

Here is the main interview with the CEO, very informative: http://www.satellite...reamhd-ceo.html

They did talk about a buying option and basically if you want to buy the movie they will ship you a Blue Ray or HD-DVD disc. In the meantime you can watch it off the server.

Here is the Press Conference: http://www.satellite...-confrence.html

And Scott G himself with a wrap-up: http://www.satellite...ce-wrap-up.html

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 08:05 AM

I agree. I think we'll eventually see the "Dish XStreamHD" package, or the "DirecTV XStreamHD" package... delivered via subscribers' existing dishes to their ViP622/722 or HR-20/21 with beefed-up XStreamHD software installed.


When??? when they both do 1080p and 7.1 lossless DTS-HD master audio at 80 mbps?? I don't think either provider will ever care to deliver that.

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 12:43 AM

When??? when they both do 1080p and 7.1 lossless DTS-HD master audio at 80 mbps?? I don't think either provider will ever care to deliver that.


They'll downconvert it to whatever they want, throw it at us, and say, "Here. Be happy we're even giving you anything at all."

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#48 OFFLINE   Sirshagg

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 08:35 PM

Any new info about these guys?

#49 OFFLINE   Christopher Gould

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 08:31 AM

i have received an email from them 6/16/08 the there still coming to market.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 09:57 AM

I wonder how the studios cracking down on PPV (24 hour limit) will affect them.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 10:57 AM

I wonder how the studios cracking down on PPV (24 hour limit) will affect them.

Lower adoption rates.
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Posted 17 December 2008 - 11:34 AM

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- XStreamHD, an emerging leader in the delivery and distribution of Full High Definition (HD) entertainment to the home, has successfully tested its revolutionary transport system.

The unique transport system, tested on the AMC-16 satellite at 85 degrees west longitude, enables XStreamHD to deliver Full HD movies, music, and games directly to subscriber homes throughout North America.

"By unlocking existing FSS (Fixed Satellite Service) capacity, our service delivers Full HD (1080p) content to homes, independent of Internet or cable congestion," said George Gonzalez, founder and CEO of XStreamHD. "Our advanced technology enables consumers to experience a new level of quality, convenience and service never before offered."


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#53 OFFLINE   Christopher Gould

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 06:01 PM

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- XStreamHD, an emerging leader in the delivery and distribution of Full High Definition (HD) entertainment to the home, has successfully tested its revolutionary transport system.

The unique transport system, tested on the AMC-16 satellite at 85 degrees west longitude, enables XStreamHD to deliver Full HD movies, music, and games directly to subscriber homes throughout North America.

"By unlocking existing FSS (Fixed Satellite Service) capacity, our service delivers Full HD (1080p) content to homes, independent of Internet or cable congestion," said George Gonzalez, founder and CEO of XStreamHD. "Our advanced technology enables consumers to experience a new level of quality, convenience and service never before offered."


More HERE


this is good news i guess we've only been waiting since the last ces

#54 OFFLINE   Sirshagg

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 11:59 AM

Wonder what their story will be at this years CES?
Who is this "Vod Kanockers" that you speak of?




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