Tagged: digital television

Is Hulu Live TV Worth the $40 a Month? I Install on Different Platforms to Test

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSTVoIP (Television over IP) is really gaining momentum. So much that your cable company might be your Internet provider only and you’ll have many options to choose from. Hulu wants to be one of those to deliver live tv, and they put together a great plan so you can start watching right away. It does come with some limitations, though. What is Hulu Live TV? Hulu.com has added 55 channels which you can stream at any time from your devices at home. Starting at $39.99, you will get favorite cable channels from AMC to USA. In some locations, you will also get local stations. The channel lineup is dependent on where you live, so check with the channel lineup in your zip code. Advantages of Hulu Live TV You can watch on many different devices. It’s in Beta, so more options...


The Future of Terrestrial TV with ATSC 3.0 and FUTURECAST

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSLast night I got to experience something just as amazing as the first television broadcast signal in 1928. Ultra HD content broadcast from a tower only a few miles away. With the new ATSC 3.0 format was a technology developed by LG and Zenith called FUTURECAST. I sat down and talked with industry professionals to find out more about this concept. What is ATSC 3.0 It stands for Advanced Television Systems Commitee. Currently, DTV runs on ATSC 1.0, which pushes a MPEG-2 or H.264 video across airwaves. This is a one-way signal that can get easily interrupted if you have poor line-of-sight with your TV tower. I live less than a mile from towers and my signal was always poor-to-moderate. ATSC 3.0 is the newest revision that improves greatly on performance and bandwidth. In order to do so, it is not as...


LiveU Streaming Packs LU400, LU500, Smart Grip Stick – NAB 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSVideo streaming is a great way to get a show out to the public right now. LiveU has been giving us ways to stream video to a streaming service or back to the station for live coverage. Using packs that have multiple wireless endpoints working in tandem, if one carrier cannot send the signal another one can help out. I talked with Avi Cohen, COO of LiveU about the newest versions of streaming devices. Avi showed us the LU500, a smaller backpack solution that has 6-8 4G cards inside to get the action. The LU500 is only 2.2 lbs and with the backpack allows for a cameraperson to be on the go. The LU500 battery will run for around 3 hours – depending on how you use the pack. You can connect a camera, computer, or used the quick editing feature inside...

Siano: Turning Smartphones, Tablets into Digital Mobile TVs – CES 2012 0

Siano: Turning Smartphones, Tablets into Digital Mobile TVs – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSGuy Halamish from Siano joined Andy and Don for the TPN CES Live show. Siano is a digital mobile television company. They make products that allows users to get digital television programs on their mobile devices. The Siano’s MDTV device (Multi-Standard MDTV Receiver Chips) plugs directly into an iPad or into a mobile device. It receives over-the-air television stations. So you could watch a show while riding the bus, or on your break. Think of it like those little TV’s that you used to buy to watch your afternoon programming. Your mobile device can become one of those. Some of the channels on the Siano menu are free and some require a user to pay for them.  The product is popular world-wide and is gathering steam in the United States. Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]

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The Great Digital Conversion III

I wasn’t planning to write a series on the analog to digital TV switchover, but every day I open the paper (yes, I still read the paper–random access, works on any platform, portable, scalable), I see a new story.

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The Great Digital Conversion

I agree with Jeffrey that postponing the switch to digital over-the-air broadcast television is foolish. Problems are inevitable This just postpones them. I heard a report today that there are issues with closed captioning in the over-the-air digital signals. Here’s a news story. At the same time . . .