CES2008 - Official xStreamHD information

Discussion in 'XStreamHD (Closed Forum)' started by Earl Bonovich, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. rbgamble

    rbgamble Cool Member

    Oct 23, 2007
    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.

  2. Sirshagg

    Sirshagg Hall Of Fame

    Dec 29, 2006
    I wonder how much uncompressed HD can fit on a 1TB drive.
  3. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    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
  4. spoonman

    spoonman Icon

    Feb 21, 2007
    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...
  5. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

    Jan 21, 2003
    Here is the main interview with the CEO, very informative: http://www.satelliteguys.us/2008-co...deo-goaliebob99-interviews-xstreamhd-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.satelliteguys.us/2008-co...m/120991-video-xstreamhd-press-confrence.html

    And Scott G himself with a wrap-up: http://www.satelliteguys.us/2008-co...-video-xtremehd-press-conference-wrap-up.html
  6. vurbano

    vurbano Godfather

    May 15, 2004
    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.
  7. DStroyer

    DStroyer AllStar

    May 8, 2007
    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."

    Panicky Pete.
  8. Sirshagg

    Sirshagg Hall Of Fame

    Dec 29, 2006
    Any new info about these guys?
  9. Christopher Gould

    Christopher Gould Icon

    Jan 14, 2007
    i have received an email from them 6/16/08 the there still coming to market.
  10. Sirshagg

    Sirshagg Hall Of Fame

    Dec 29, 2006
    I wonder how the studios cracking down on PPV (24 hour limit) will affect them.
  11. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Lower adoption rates.
  12. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    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
  13. Christopher Gould

    Christopher Gould Icon

    Jan 14, 2007
    this is good news i guess we've only been waiting since the last ces
  14. Sirshagg

    Sirshagg Hall Of Fame

    Dec 29, 2006
    Wonder what their story will be at this years CES?

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