Discussion in 'Digital TV & Video Players & Recorders' started by ash, Jul 13, 2005.
Anyone know what this is about? Video on demand?
I love the idea of a retropsective 7 day EPG. Just last night I realised half an hour too late that I'd forgotten to record something on my Thomson PVR.
How on earth will it work, though?
They store 7 days of broadcast TV and when you go back it access it from video on demand over your ADSL link I would guess.
I expect every BT exchange will have huge servers capable of storing terrabytes of programming which can then be played at will to who ever requests it on the particular circuit. That would I expect limit any issues with transferring data over "long" distances as well as make local content viable which could be a huge bonus that satellite will never match.
With BT heavily subsidising the STB you have to assume they are in it for the long run after all it's a multi billion pound market for both PAY/VOD telly and net services which BT are already a major part of.
We need BT Wholesale 8mbit MaxDSL product to be released for some quick downloading , no doubt 2mbit might be enough.
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