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SyncTV shows off proof of concept HD downloads straight to TV

Written by Dave Horvath @ 07 Jan 2008 12:14 User comments (3)

SyncTV shows off proof of concept HD downloads straight to TV At the Consumer Electronics Show going on in Las Vegas, Nevada this week, San Jose, CA based SyncTV will demonstrate a proof-of-concept device that will play downloads, including 1080p HD video content on a television set. This device is just one example how SyncTV is planning on integrating itself into consumer electronics as well as Windows PCs, Macs and Linux PCs. SyncTV's approach is that they will remain an open platform, thus allowing third-party hardware manufacturers to utilize their standards for consumer electronics market penetration.
SynTV itself, a subsidiary of Pioneer, is an unlimited download service started in November 2007 as a private beta application. The service allows its subscribers to download entire series of television broadcasts for one low monthly fee. Aside from just subscriptions, SyncTV also offers rental and purchase of select television shows. The program is set to go into public beta Q1 of 2008, in which pricing and Channel lineups will then be announced.

John Gildred, President of SyncTV commented: "This is just the start of the SyncTV ecosystem. We only use open standards for all communication protocols and data formats, which makes it easier for developers to create devices which support the service. As more compatible devices are developed by manufacturers, people will see the benefits of the flexible playback model that we ‘baked in’ to the service."

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3 user comments

17.1.2008 12:55
ali2007
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The service allows its subscribers to download entire series of television broadcasts for one low monthly fee.


plz rephrase low monthly fee to additional monthly fees and be honest about it

27.1.2008 13:11

Originally posted by ali2007:
The service allows its subscribers to download entire series of television broadcasts for one low monthly fee.


plz rephrase low monthly fee to additional monthly fees and be honest about it
"The service allows users to download entire seasons of home theater-quality TV shows at a low monthly subscription fee." is taken directly from the source. The source is a press release from the company at the time of the CES show. How exactly is that to be construed as not being honest?

And while we're battling semantics, "plz" use complete words when requesting an article be changed.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 07 Jan 2008 @ 13:13

39.1.2008 4:59

I am all for this new innovation if it does not have any crappy DRM coming with it

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