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.
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).