IPTV, coming to the small screen near you

Subject: General Tech | March 13, 2006 - 11:57 AM |
Tagged:

Sure we have all streamed video over the net using TCP/IP, but webTV with the same technology has never seemed to catch on.  The newest incarnation is IPTV, and Ars Technica can explain how it is supposed to work, and just why the Telco's are interested in broadcasting it.

"IPTV describes a system capable of receiving and displaying a video stream encoded as a series of

Internet Protocol packets. If you've ever watched a video clip on your computer, you've used an

IPTV system in its broadest sense. When most people discuss IPTV, though, they're talking about

watching traditional channels on your television, where people demand a smooth, high-resolution,

lag-free picture, and it's the telcos that are jumping headfirst into this market. Once known only

as phone companies, the telcos now want to turn a "triple play" of voice, data, and video that

will retire the side and put them securely in the batter's box."


Here is some more Tech News from around the web:


Tech Talk

PowerMate Giveaway @ Virtual-Hideout

  • Give-Away -
  • Cooler Master Centurion 532 Case @ Bigbruin.com

  • HREF="http://www.cooltechzone.com/Departments/Featured_Story/Apple_vs._Media%3A_Media_Loses_Big_Ti

    me_200603132231/" TARGET="_blank">Apple vs. Media: Media Loses Big Time @ CoolTechZone.com


  • Digital Content Wars -
  • Cable Vs. Telephone @ The TechZone

  • devolo
  • HomePlug 85Mbps mains-networking kit @ HEXUS

  • Intel
  • Gets Hot About Apple @ ExtremeTech

  • Building a Simple Home
  • Monitoring System @ PC Mech

  • Q&A with
  • AMD's Henri Richard @ DigiTimes

  • HREF="http://news.com.com/Red+Hat+releases+big+iron+update/2100-1010_3-6048510.html?tag=html.alert

    " TARGET="_blank">Red Hat releases big iron update @ CNET


  • TARGET="_blank">Xbox 360 Did Microsoft Miss The Mark With It's Release? @ Ascully.com




  • Source: Ars Technica
    No comments posted yet.

    Post new comment

    The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
    • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
    • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <blockquote><p><br>
    • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.

    More information about formatting options

    By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.