Advanced Television


DirecTV IP for MDUs

DirecTV and Thomson are launching the first satellite TV distribution system for multi-dwelling units (MDU) using IP technology. The introduction of DirecTV's MFH3 (Multi-Family Housing version 3) distribution system, jointly developed with Thomson, is timed to support the satcaster's highly-anticipated HD expansion later this year. The DirecTV MFH3 system, designed to solve satellite distribution issues […]

September 12, 2007

Philips chief: HD take up slower than expected

High-definition video viewing is developing slower than the industry had expected, held back by a lack of HD content and competition between rival standards, according to Rudy Provoost, chief executive of electronics company Philips. Provoost said the Blu-ray format developed by Philips and Sony is prevailing in its battle with a competing format HD DVD […]

August 31, 2007

Sony relies on HD

Sony unveiled 15 new flat TVs and a new remote control for the domestic market on as a part of a world-wide effort to win back market share during the year-end shopping season. The world’s second-largest maker of liquid LCD TVs, is struggling to catch up to South Korea’s Samsung. Sony hopes its new 40-inch […]

August 30, 2007


EchoStar took the wraps off of its latest high definition DVR hoping to capitalize on the company’s success of its previous digital video recorder model. DISH Network’s new ViP722 HD DVR is the advanced version of the company’s award-winning ViP622 and is designed to complement the satcaster’s growing lineup of high definition programming.Similar to the […]

August 20, 2007