OK, that didn’t sound like a name for the next pandemic scare, right? Of course, HD IPTV stands for High Definition Internet-Protocol Television. Check out the MatrixStream high-def IPTV set-top box:
MatrixStream Technologies, Inc., will soon be releasing the world’s first H.264 AVC (advance video codec) Video on Demand and IPTV Set Top Box (STB) and PC Player capable of the highest of high definition (HD) signal formats with 1080 vertical pixels by 1920 horizontal pixels.
The STB also allows users to view HDTV and DVD videos right from their IP network. Simply plug in the STB to the IP network and home theater system, and the full functionality of Video-On-Demand is ready to access.
MatrixStream was an exhibitor at CES 2006, where they said the set-top-boxes will be available for sale by end of first quarter 2006.
Does this spell the demise of TV and Cable as we know it? I mean it’s high-def and it’s on-demand!