Digital Media Bytes

Dave Zatz —  December 25, 2008

A periodic roundup of relevant news… from our other blogs:

2008 HDTV Year in Review
There’s been a whole lot of HDTV activity this year, and with only a few days left in 2008, I think it’s a good time to take a look back. All in all, it was a big year for HDTV. And 2009 promises more of the same.

Ultimate Guide – the Winter 2009 TV Season

Wanting to know when that show from the Fall season is returning? Or maybe you’re curious about what new shows are starting January – March? The Winter 2009 season will soon be upon us so, I have compiled the complete guide for you.

The A – Z Movie Meme
Last month Blog Cabins started a pretty cool meme where he lists his favorite movies A – Z. Since I’ve been slacking off on my posts for the last few months, I wanted to go back and share my own list with you.

Motorola Predictions, the New Set-Top to Handset Service, and More

In an ongoing series of executive interviews to wrap up the year, I spoke recently with Motorola’s John Burke on some of the most important milestones for the video industry in 2008 and his predictions for 2009. Here are some of the highlights in written form along with audio sound bytes and a 60-second bonus video.

Add Christmas Cheer to your HTPC with Holiday Themes
Want to add a little special Christmas spirit to your Home Theater PC (HTPC) this season?  If you use SageTV, MediaPortal and BeyondTV you are in luck as each of these HTPC programs have Christmas themes you can install and use on your own HTPC.

Cable’s Wireless Plan Needs Video
With control over wired and wireless networks, both cable and telco operators should start thinking about cross-platform content in an entirely new way.

One response to Digital Media Bytes

  1. Alexander Avtsin December 28, 2008 at 1:22 am

    Just found the blog and enjoyed browsing through it.

    I was wondering if you could comment on the following or point me to the right link.
    I am considering adding internet streaming abilities to my living room setup. I was wondering what was the most versatile, cost efficient and future-developments-proof setup at this point.
    I am thinking: Apple TV for iTunes rentals and photo/music streaming, Roku for netflix/hulu/youtube/whatever streaming. Would I be better off with the Dlink DIVX extender? I have a desktop PC in the office that can be used as a server. Any other thoughts on what’s the current cutting edge in the media streaming technology?
    Thank you and happy New Year!