Tag Archives: Digital Living Room

Big Brother in the Living Room?

Talk about a tempest in a teapot. A Comcast executive’s revelation at Digital Living Room last week that the cable company is testing cameras in its DVRs in the living room set off a storm of angry blogs. It began … Continue reading

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The Virtual Living Room

Ken Pyle’s Observations on Digital Living Room Although the title of iHollywood’s conference this week was, the Digital Living Room, The Virtual Living Room would have an equally good description. A common theme throughout the show was the idea of portability … Continue reading

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When is Divergence Convergence?

Although we’re running a business summit called Digital Living Room next week, all signs suggest it’s a misnomer. Not that people don’t gather in their living rooms to enjoy digital media. They do. Some 70% of kids now watch TV while surfing online … Continue reading

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Apple and the Future of Movie Downloads

Movie download services have been about to take off for nearly 20 years. In the mid-1990s, Time Warner spent $10,000 a customer in Florida to show downloading movies over cable lines was technologically feasible. In 2008, movie downloads are still mired … Continue reading

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The Never-Ending (Pointless) DVD Wars

I’m so tired of the so-called DVD wars. Now that high-definition is clearly coming to DVDs, we’re supposed to believe that one side "wins" and the other "loses" — or even worse, they keep on fighting forever. A CNET article’s title … Continue reading

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Vudu Voodoo

If you’ve ever ordered a video-on-demand from your cable company, you know it’s a frustrating experience. Not because of the technology — they got that down 10 years ago. It’s because of the lack of choice. I stopped looking at … Continue reading

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