- "While the home entertainment industry struggles to cope with changes over he next 5-to-10 years, viewers who want to watch scripted tv will need to adapt."
One of the most interesting out of CES is xStreamHD, a satellite based 1080p set-top box system. What we have here is:
- A box with three "Off-Air HD tuners" and recording capability.
- Plus a service providing extremely rapid downloading of DVD content in HD - possibly including TV show box sets.
xStreamHD will have to be well capitalized for the long haul. And they are initially going to have to give away their boxes, dishes, etc. for an 18-month contract. But they and their competitors - Unbox, Vudu, etc. - are pointing away from DVD's and cable or satellite tv as the delivery medium. And TV manufacturers are now joining them.
Ironically, that's what the writer's strike is all about.