Thursday, September 28, 2006

IPTV

Internet Protocol Television, or IPTV, is what I'm betting on is the next big thing. You mean like YouTube? Not, not really, IPTV is more like actual TV show that are delivered over an IP network, like broadband. Think of it like on-demand TV shows, that come out once a week. Anyway, just trying to have this pop up on people's radars. If you want to see an example, check out my new link on the right there. More to come later.

1 comment:

tfitch said...

Dude,

IPTV is going to be great. But right now I don't think there's enough bandwidth floating around for it to work right.

Maybe it was the providers fault, they couldn't push out enough bits fast enough, but I'm using a service called Lacrosse TV from www.lacrossetv.com and the majority of the time I couldn't watch a program w/o major buffering occurring. It took away all the flow of watching it. I rarely watched any game all the way through.

The technology is really simple, it's just a little black box with an ethernet port in and video cables out. Add in a remote and you're all set. Very cool technology, but in this case, it's just not delivering the content smoothly.

But when someone bigger like Comcast or AT&T really get in this field, they'll have the content and the network to deliver a rock solid product. I'm looking forward to that, because it'll mean I just more of just what I want to watch as opposed to a cable box with 500 channels, 7 of which I watch.