Many see IPTV as the “next big thing”. However, often both providers and users are unclear on one of the most basic tenants of IPTV quality functionality. The required bandwidth. So… just what is the minimum bandwidth which will give a “good” movie experience?
You have to look out for your own position in the company and the industry. If your job is at risk, there are countless new opportunities either within your existing company or with other companies. Learn what they need, then learn what you need to fit, and consider a move.
A good point to remember is when you are shopping and are on a tight budget, ask where it is made. A good general rule is that Taiwan manufacture is great. The equipment and build quality is excellent. HDMI Equipment built in the USA, is very expensive but the build quality is good. One other factor to keep in mind is shipping from the USA is extremely expensive and this drives the equipment cost up.
Generally speaking, there are quite a few variables as to how much bandwidth is required. On ITVN and Fios systems, 1.2Mbps seems to deliver 480 equivalent video and 5.1 audio. HD content usually requires at least 5 Mbps. The biggest issue normally seen is the consistent availability of bandwidth. If there are multiple users in a household or in the same area, the bandwidth fluctuations can cause buffering and degrade the picture quality. You may also see latency issues running ping tests or excessive pings.
Apple TV is a digital media receiver made and sold by Apple Inc. It is a small form factor network appliance designed to play read More digital content originating from the iTunes Store, Netflix, YouTube, Flickr, MobileMe or any Mac OS X or Windows computer running iTunes onto an enhanced-definition or high-definition widescreen television. It is very strong for making use of network resources. But on local sources, it don’t show well. The resources on iTunes, although are very many, are not many enough. If we can add the DVD resources into Apple TV, then we will see everything we like. But we are sorry to see that it has no DVD Player. A DVD Ripper for it can help us to play DVD on it. So we should choose a nice one and know how to convert DVD to Apple TV.
Software-Okay, here is what we are looking for. With the right software, you can watch steaming live television on your PC. The best software is Satellite based so you are watching satellite TV without all the interruptions in service. You are able to watch thousands of channels and the best part is you can get it for no monthly fee.
Somewhat disappointing was that there were no specs given during the keynote (1080p, internal flash, 4 USB inputs, and proprietary high density optical discs were confirmed after the keynote). Also disappointing was that the only game announced was Lego Cities. No Mario, Zelda, Metroid to be found, although you know those can’t be far behind. Also disappointing was that there was only Wii U tech demos, nothing substantial. And finally, the 3DS. It’s going to be interesting to see how they will compete with the Vita. A year head start is nothing to sneeze at, but it looks like the Vita might deliver a better all around experience than Nintendo is offering. The 3DS game presented didn’t stand out like the Vita games did, period.
So the question to ask yourself is this: Will all of these technologies just simplify my life or is there a cost of privacy to this serenity? Do I think Google is evil? No, but always beware that with this ease of use a big brother IS watching you. So what can we expect from Google five years from now? World domination.