Mark Cuban Touts Terrabyte Personal HD Libraries
The following story excerpt is from today's TV Predictions newsletter, based on an interview at news.com:
Mark Cuban says High-Definition TV owners will soon store their HD program libraries on high-capacity $100 hard drives.
The HDNet president and co-founder made that prediction in an interview with CNET's News.com.
"I personally think that the optimal (HD) connection will be personally managed hard drives. In five years, a terabyte or more of storage on a hard drive will be less than $100. We should be able to fill that up with music and whatever content we want in HD format, connect it to the TV and, using our remote, choose whichever movies we want," Cuban said.
Cuban added that "smart" companies will also offer hard drives that come pre-installed with high-def programs.
"If it were up to me, DIRECTV and (EchoStar's) Dish Network would merge," Cuban said. "They would buy Netflix and Hollywood Video, and then offer us 10-teraybyte hard drives full of all the content we could dream of that we can get for free or buy at a premium."
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