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3-D Video Coming to Home Theaters?

betaville betaville writes  |  more than 6 years ago

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 betaville writes  |  more than 6 years ago

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 betaville writes  |  more than 6 years ago

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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