Table of Contents For This Issue
News about People and Companies influencing The Broadband Home
Each month, we collect miscellaneous happenings, studies, trends or observations you might have missed. This month we feature the combination of 3G and broadband, used for two very different purposes; the quest for PVR differentiation; and a quote from FCC Chair Kevin Martin on "net neutrality".
How do 802.11n, HomePlug AV, Viiv, Vista, PVRs, new sources of video, your old A/V equipment, IPTV, codecs and portable video players come together to make a difference in people's lives? Through personal examples, we describe some of today's answers and explore how these pieces will evolve and interrelate in the future.
A mass consumer market for media networking is dependent on new high-speed networking technologies that don't require new wiring. Many of these technologies are now reaching the market and fighting for market share.
We've been searching for a good way to distribute video around our house. We've wanted to view content coming from a device in one room on a screen in a different room. DLNA addresses one piece of the problem: making digitally-stored content available on any device. But what about video from legacy devices like PVRs and DVD players? DigitalDeck isn't perfect, but we wouldn't want to live without it.
It's easy to overlook the value a home network brings to simple tasks like moving large files between PCs. It takes a major system failure to remind us how important those basics can be.
The Healthcare Unbound Conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts is a good place to get up to date on progress being made on this important and issue-laden topic.