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NuTech Digital to deliver hi-def over phone lines

Written by Dave Horvath @ 18 Aug 2007 13:02 User comments (9)

NuTech Digital to deliver hi-def over phone lines It seems like these days high-definition content is being pushed towards consumers through many different avenues, whether it be satellite, Streaming, high capacity discs or otherwise. One company, has a bold and somewhat unbelievable idea that has the potential to push high-definition to arenas it has never gone before. NuTech wants to give its consumers high-definition programming through the plain old telephone system. Thats right, copper dial-up lines to deliver high-definition content.
The official press release seemed rather ambiguous and their website doesn't give much in way of believability towards their cause, but NuTech stands firm with their aim to "utilize a standard household phone line for secure content delivery."

More importantly, their system is said to "enable video Compression and the management and delivery of video, audio and data over a fully switched or routed network configured for ATM and Ethernet protocols utilizing connection speeds as low as 64Kbps to deliver high-definition content."

Of course, they have their own flavor of Digital Rights Management (DRM) software and it is speculated that the phone lines will serve as nothing more than to deliver this copy protection protocol to its users, and the high-definition content itself will be delivered through another means all together. Any way you look at it however, it seems that the technology just wouldn't have the gusto to come to fruition without insanely long download times. In a world where waiting 2.5 minutes for a bag of microwave popcorn to finish has become unbearably long, it remains very skeptical that this technology could actually see the light of day.

Source:
Prime News Wire

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9 user comments

118.8.2007 13:06

If they can actually deliver this content over existing phone lines, this just proves that we have been lied to all along the way.

You have to upgrade to this because of that. That won't support this. Blah Blah Blah.

It will be interesting to see the outcome of this.

218.8.2007 13:12

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In a world where waiting 2.5 minutes for a bag of microwave popcorn to finish has become unbearably long
sometimes popcorn needs to go faster than 2.5 minutes when there is a movie u don't wanna miss though that is a bit unpatient

318.8.2007 14:38

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In a world where waiting 2.5 minutes for a bag of microwave popcorn to finish has become unbearably long
Just buy the mini-bags, those only take 60 seconds to pop, LOL.

418.8.2007 15:16

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In a world where waiting 2.5 minutes for a bag of microwave popcorn to finish has become unbearably long
Just buy the mini-bags, those only take 60 seconds to pop, LOL.

lol that's why they call them mini u would finish them when the ads are rooling u need a minimum of ten i finish the regular bag in the first 5 mins

518.8.2007 19:47

If this can be pulled off, this could be huge and I would have to look in to it more.

619.8.2007 6:12

Is it just me or does this technology sound impossible and or improbable? If this was ever a possibility wouldn’t there be corporations looking into this years ago?

719.8.2007 10:42

It's about time!

819.8.2007 11:13

ADSL Used technology very similair to this its not imposible. Just very time consuming

921.8.2007 22:26

It was reading so well untill i got to drm and i sudenly lost intrest. :P

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