Entertainment Steven Kippel on 16 Nov 2007

New satellite service provides 1080p direct to your home

New satellite service provides 1080p direct to your home

Currently the best picture you can receive over cable or satellite (including FiOS) is 1080i with 5.1 Dolby audio. Things are about to change.

XStreamHD Logo

XStream HD is a new company out of Virginia set to bring 1080p with 7.1 audio direct to your home. How do they do this? They have a new vision of not just providing content but also distributing it throughout your home. A proprietary media server will receive content from geosynchronous satellites and then deliver it to receivers in multiple locations.

This sounds like an exciting new technology. The company is claiming the 7.1 audio will be “uncompressed.” Finally a service provider who focuses on quality!

The product will be premiered at CES 2008. I hope it lives up to the hype and offers a wide variety of content. The last time we had a satellite provider offering high-quality HD content it tanked (Voom).

4 Responses to “New satellite service provides 1080p direct to your home”

  1. on 16 Nov 2007 at 4:15 PM 1.what said …

    nice work steven. sounds very interesting, will you be following up?

  2. on 16 Nov 2007 at 4:37 PM 2.Steven Kippel said …

    I will be keeping an eye on this company, yes. Around CES time I should have quiet a bit of news.

  3. on 17 Apr 2011 at 4:29 PM 3.Ben Sullins said …

    Any word on this service or others like it? I’d love to find something like this that is legit.

  4. on 18 Apr 2011 at 9:07 AM 4.Wesley Novack said …

    Seems like XStreamHD will never launch, but most TV content providers (like DirecTV) now support 1080p streams. What are you looking for exactly Ben? XStream was supposed to have a $10 monthly fee and a huge upfront cost to setup. This article that Crave wrote about it was pretty good: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20011128-1.html

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