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This week, The San Diego Union-Tribune re-counted the 1990 proposal by ARRIS Group Inc. (under a previous entity called General Instrument Corporation) to the Federal Communications Commission 25 years ago, proposing a pure digital standard for television, leading to the creation HDTV.
Additionally, CTimes reported on a Smart TV manufacturer and ARRIS’s demonstration of 4K HDTV in-home delivery over powerline, the first to contain a G.hn chip that enables a “smart home entertainment center” through “plug and play” technology.
On Monday, Light Reading published consumer poll results displaying a 58 percent user desire for a higher gigabit capacity, a view that opposes beliefs held by industry experts stating 100 Mbit/s per home as the standard for running applications and online services.
Furthermore, Variety announced the launch of Showtime’s OTT streaming service to consumers with broadband, allowing those without a traditional cable package to access content and enabling Showtime to reach a new segment of consumers.
Finally, CNET discussed some realities around owning a 4K TV and how upscaling/upconverting can add to the perceived detail of an image, but there are still some challenges when it comes to sourcing UHD content.
Check back next week for the latest industry news.