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3-D Video Coming to Home Theaters?
betaville (1235288) writes "The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has established a task force to define the parameters of a "stereoscopic 3-D mastering standard" for home video. According to MultiChannel News [ http://www.multichannel.com/article/CA6580983.html ] you'll probably still need special glasses — but the images will be a lot more stunning than with the old red-and-blue-cellophane numbers. Also, more content should become available once 3-D TV is standardized.
From the article: "The impetus for this is that digital display technology is getting much better at rendering 3-D — without causing headaches," SMPTE engineering vice president Wendy Aylsworth said."
Comcast Cooking Up Slingbox Service?
betaville (1235288) writes "Comcast has filed for trademarks on two devices designed to keep subscribers from canceling their cable TV service — one is called "XtraScreen," which sounds an awful lot like a Slingbox, according to MultiChannel News. [[ http://www.multichannel.com/article/CA6568118.html ]] Perhaps it's a sign that Slingbox technology is about to go mainstream. It's worth remembering that Tivo DVRs did not become a mass market until the CableCos borrowed (stole?) the concept in their own services."
AT&T: We Don't Reset P2P Connections
betaville (1235288) writes "AT&T filed comments with the FCC denying it throttles back peer-to-peer traffic using false "reset" commands — which Comcast has admitted it does — after a test by P2P video distributor Vuze suggested that all major ISPs do so, MultiChannel News reports ( http://www.multichannel.com/article/CA6555207.html?desc=topstory ).
From the article: "But the Vuze report doesn't take into consideration other network conditions that can reset P2P connections, according to AT&T. AT&T vice president of Internet and network systems research Charles Kalmanek, in a letter addressed to Vuze CEO Gilles BianRosa, said that peer-to-peer resets can arise from numerous local network events, including outages, attacks, reconfigurations or overall trends in Internet usage.""
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