AVS Forum banner
Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 2 of 2 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
4,215 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
 news.com link


Looks like MS is taking over the streaming HDTV world.




update Microsoft, Intel, Hewlett-Packard and others will conduct a live Webcast of a concert with high-definition video and 5.1-channel sound.

The tech companies, working with service providers NTT East and J-Stream, will broadcast a live concert of popular Japanese musician Jo Hisaishi on April 16 to a preselected audience of 700 through a Web site, according to Microsoft.


The broadcast is designed to demonstrate the use of broadband PCs as high-quality, audio-video entertainment devices, a Microsoft representative said. The company also aims to show that its server technology can be viable for streaming video into next-generation "filmless" digital movie theaters.


The broadcast resolution will be 1,280 pixels by 720 pixels, which is higher than DVD resolution and meets the so-called 720-pixel high-definition TV standard. Standard terrestrial broadcast TV produces a picture with about half that resolution. The sound will be in 5.1-channel surround mode, comprising audio for three front speakers, two rear speakers and a bass unit.


Microsoft's Windows Media 9 Series player will be used on the PC end, and a server running the upcoming Windows Server 2003 operating system will feed the streams, the Microsoft representative said.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
3,496 Posts
Oh, wonderful, as if decent bandwidth wasn't hard enough to find with Iraq streaming video.


"to a preselected audience of 700" - not that many viewers. We will have to see how throughput is on the 16th - We all know who to send the complaint emails to (billy, HP, and Intel).
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top