XStreamHD Press Conference

Discussion in 'XStreamHD (Closed Forum)' started by Chris Blount, Jan 8, 2008.

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  1. spoonman

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    I think it will come down to price. Voom never impressed me and was too much of a niche market. This service is the first on demand service that has gotten my attention and with the right marketing could be a hit.
     
  2. machavez00

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    Phoenix,...
    ebatlz?
     
  3. Sirshagg

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    Voom II
     
  4. hdtvfan0001

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    I believe there is alot of potential of this product in a number of applications.

    One example...think about the impact to Direct On Demand if the stream can be accerated on HD transfers to the home...
     
  5. Earl Bonovich

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    If you haven't been to their website:
    http://www.xstreamhd.com/

    Check it out.

    Right now I am getting approvals from them to post some of the material we got at CES.

    One key point that has been missed: (it is in the docs that I want to post soon)

    "The introductory price for a complete XStreamHD home solution, including a Media Server and a Media Receiver, is available to initial subscribers starting at just $399"

    I think the comparisons to VOOM are not completely fair.
    Yes, it is simlar that it is HD via SAT... but past that... I think is were it stops.

    I definently see this as an option when compared to the continued HD-DVD vs BluRay debate.... as depending on the service price, and the pricing model for the service.....

    It may be VERY advantageous for this service vs ~$30 for optical "HD" media formats.

    It at least intresting enough to keep me from running out and buying a blu-ray player.
     
  6. ccr1958

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    was watching fox biz channel a few mornings ago & the CEO of
    netflix said they plan to offer a box to DL movies for immediate
    viewing on a TV sometime this year
     
  7. ebaltz

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    What?
     
  8. Sirshagg

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    What is the monthly $?
     
  9. conchshell

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    I wonder if you can get the hardware and not sign up for the service (i am assuming no) $400 for a pretty dnla server w/ 500 gb of storage, ota tuners, etc. is a good deal
     
  10. Laserjock

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    So, if I missed this please let me know, but do you get to keep the movies once downloaded and watch them as often as you may want?
     
  11. spoonman

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    Earl can you let them know there a few people that would love to test this for them and give them feedback :D
     
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    Phoenix,...
  13. Earl Bonovich

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    The question was asked at the press conference...

    Their answer: A mix between monthly and PPV models...
    But no specific $$ were given
     
  14. Earl Bonovich

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    Oh... they know you all would.
     
  15. Earl Bonovich

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    DING DING....

    For me as a consumer.... I am still so turned off by the costs of the optical HD Media based movies.... I only own about 5 HD-DVD's... wouldn't even have those, if I didn't get the drive as a gift (basically with gift cards) for the XBOX360

    If this product performs even remotely close to what they are selling....
    You will see it become a viable discussion point when discussing the distribution of HD movies.
     
  16. Earl Bonovich

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    They way they said it work... is multi-fold...

    It will be part pre-request... then pushed when available...
    AKA, once they know a movie will be available to them... you can tell them.. "hey I want that"... when they get the okay from the content provider, it will be pushed to your box.

    It will have basically a "suggestion" learning type system (like TiVo's to some degree... not sure if it is the same, or you have to pre-determin it), that it will learn what you like... and pre-download those to the drive.

    It will then have PPV/OnDemand type offerings.

    So will it always be on your drive? Don't know...
    And until we hear about the PPV model, don't know if it will be there "forever" either.

    It could be very similar to a DVD rental model... were you can watch as much as you want, until you have to return it.

    But since the pricing/service model has not been revealed... everything could be different... and the above is just speculating into what I heard during the press conference...
     
  17. Earl Bonovich

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    I am going to say that chances are very small on that.

    As even with today's prices... $400 is going to be at a loss on the actual cost of the units, and of course the R&D on the product.
     
  18. machavez00

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    Phoenix,...
    The delivery method for DLP cinemas is via sat or OC line
     
  19. Earl Bonovich

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    Your are completely correct....
     
  20. Sirshagg

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    Seems like products such as this are exactly what the writers are striking over right now.
     
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