Frame Rate 79
Topic: Microsoft doubling down on video and music for Xbox, Wii U at E3, Smart Glass, Simple.TV kickstarter, and more
Recorded: June 5, 2012
Published: June 5, 2012
Frame Rate 79:
The Big Story
- Microsoft Doubling Down on Video and Music for the Xbox
- Xbox throws down gauntlet to Apple TV (and Wii U) at E3
- The Xbox 360, Now A True Cable Box Killer
- Microsoft unveils Smart Glass, a multiscreen entertainment platform
Another Big Story
Yet Another Big Story
- Amazon-Owned LOVEFiLM, The Netflix Of Europe, Signs Streaming Deal With NBCUniversal
- Aereo goes to court
- 4K TV already being trialed by one UK broadcaster
- Netflix dethrones iTunes as king of online movie business
- Netflix Rolls Out Its Own CDN: Open Connect
- Netflix 2.2 for iOS brings new player interface, easy access to options
- Simple.TV Targets Cord Cutters With A Kickstarter Campaign
- Infinitec returns with Android 4.0-based HDMI dongle, Kickstarts the Pocket TV
- aTV Flash (black) version 1.6 for Apple TV will serve subtitles and more to your couch
- George Lucas, planning retirement, picks Lucasfilm co-chair
- Mark Malkoff's Netflix Challenge
- List of Malkoff's films
What We're Watching
- Brian Brushwood: The Scam School Book, The Legend of Korra, Game of Thrones
- Tom Merritt: Snow White and the Huntsman, Game of Thrones, Mad Men
Below is an audio question for Brian about channel numbers.
Hi Tom and Brian, on episode 78 a listener/viewer of the show emailed about suggestions for an internet set top box and where to find comparisons on the many different models. To help out with this problem, about a year ago, your friend Veronica Belmont started a Google doc, that was left open for users to add to and edit the ever changing field of such devices. Hope this helps!
Luke from Charlotte, NC
Just responding to the email from the guy who was denied internet from AT&T. I'm sure you got millions of mails that give a more technical (accurate) explanation, but here goes:
This exact thing happened to a friend of mine who moved to a small town and wanted to get DSL. Here in South-Africa we only have DSL (no cable) internet and worse, only one DSL provider. While we have many ISP choices, the wires are controlled by the national telecoms company.
To get to your confusion, the exchange boxes outside each neighborhood that connects the homes to the larger DSL network can only handle a finite amount of connections. In many cases, this number is lower than the number of consumers in the area. It is thus perfectly possible that your neighbor can have service, but he occupies one of all the used connections and that there is no more connections left for you.
The only options are waiting for the provider to upgrade the hardware on the exchange (and sometimes they are unwilling to do this for just one user) or wait until someone drops their service and a connection opens up.
Hope this clears it up!
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