Archive for September, 2002

Denham leads by Broadband example

Another UK local community is setting up their own wireless network – and hats off to them.

WiFi Video at home

Clearly one way to distribute video around the home, be it from a cable signal or household PVR, will be wirelessly, The first company I recall announcing it as a product was Moxi over eight months ago.

A lawsuit flying and some feather ruffling at a movie conference – the debate of widening competition in media distribution heats up. The detail is on Wired.

A lawsuit flying and some feather ruffling at a movie conference – the debate of widening competition in media distribution heats up. The detail is on Wired.

Germany public broadcasters want 3G levy

An interesting twist (of the knife?) for 3G licence holders, in Germany two public broadcasters want to levy a licence fees on 3G handset owners because they’re able to receive TV and radio.

My first few months with TiVo

I’ve been using a TiVo for the last for a couple of months and thought I’d give my initial impressions.

BT and Bulldog mount SDSL trial in London

BT and Bulldog are mounting an SDSL trial in 41 exchanges around London in late Autumn. The advantage of SDSL is the first S, Synchronous rather than the Asynchronous with ADSL, allowing both sending and receiving at 1.9Mbps.

Intel and Sonicblue announce Portable Video Player

Intel and Sonicblue are getting together to sell what they are calling PVP, Portable Video Player. Code-named Galapagos it’s going to be equipped with a 4″ screen, 40Gb drive and based on the Intel XScale processor, this appears to be an incarnation of the device that Intel’s Emerging Platforms Lab were showing in July, although this isn’t mentioned in the news piece. The big change for this version of the device is the access to TV shows, as it will be able to download content stored on your ReplayTV.

HMV announces online music offering

UK music giant HMV has announced their online music offering. Going live some time in September, the £4.99 you pay will give you 100 credits which can be spent on streaming (1 credit), temporarily downloading for a month (10 credits) or burning to CD (100 credits). It’s not clear how much of the past and current catalogues will be available.

UK 802.11a users currently need license

[This story, somewhat old now, was highlighted to me a while back but I somehow didn't write about it. Thanks Andy for the initial highlight]

Sony announce broadband-enabled 160Gb PVR

Sony have announced a broadband-enabled 160Gb PVR device that will join their ‘Cocoon’ range. It’s expected to be available in Japan from 1 Nov.