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CES 2008: XStreamHD Delivers 1080p Content Directly to Your Home

At a press conference featuring actor Michael Douglas at the Venetian this week, XStreamHD released a network service that will deliver streaming 1080p HD video (MPEG-2 or MPEG-4/H.264 in 4:3 or 16:9 screen formats), 7.1 channels of lossless audio, and if it comes through on its promise, could be a viable challenger in the direct-only HD provider arena.

Introduced at $399, you'll get movies, games, and the other expected turn-of-the-century content, through 4 video streams and a virtual personal library that personalizes content to your tastes Pandora-style (and with storage up to 500 GB). But that's not all! It also has a full DVD/DVR and an embedded PBX connector for your VoIP enjoyment, which means that you could call other users who have XstreamHD for free.

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InMyOpinion3295d ago

I wonder what Blu-Ray fans will say about this =)

1080p HD video (MPEG-2 or MPEG-4/H.264 in 4:3 or 16:9 screen formats), 7.1 channels of lossless audio. That's heavy for a downloadable service.

resistance1003295d ago

its not the equipement which is the problem. Its getting people to download the content in the first place.

There are many barriers which have to be broken before the mass market will even consider downloading films.

Like i've always said. DD will always be an option but never will be standard any time soon.

InMyOpinion3295d ago

True. And you have to get a satellite dish also =)