Michael Silbergleid

Michael Silbergleid

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Qualcomm Launches Next-Generation Mobile TV Technology

By Michael Silbergleid MobileBeat reports that amid a bunch of Qualcomm announcements at the Mobile World Congress event , the wireless chip company announced today an upgrade in the technology behind its FLO TV mobile broadcast network. Qualcomm said it has developed FLO-EV, an evolution of the existing MediaFLO technology which allows it to air its […]  More

Dolby Mobile Meets Dolby Digital Plus

By Michael Silbergleid TWICE is reporting from the Mobile World Congress trade show in Spain that Dolby is upgrading its Dolby Mobile post-processing audio technology for cellphones with the addition of Dolby Digital Plus surround-sound decoding and two-channel Dolby Pulse (HE AAC) decoding. The inclusion of Dolby Digital Plus will support new handsets expected to […]  More

Axel Technologies and Valups bring DVB-T to iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch & iPad

Posted by Michael Silbergleid. Press release follows: Turku, Finland, 11th February 2010 – Axel Technologies, a pioneer in mobile TV software technologies, and home multimedia products developer Valups, are bringing DVB-T transmission to iPhones, iPod Touch devices and the new iPad. This is the first time when users are able to watch free DVB-T broadcast […]  More

How to Recycle Your Old TV

By Michael Silbergleid First off, if you have a functioning television, many thrift stores, including Goodwill, will accept it… even if it’s analog. Best Buy has a nationwide electronics recycling program: They’ll take just about anything electronic (and I assume that means professional gear as well–although most major broadcast equipment manufacturers have a recycling program), including TVs, […]  More

Canadian Networks Have Games Covered As Never Before

By Michael Silbergleid For the technologically savvy, CanWest News Service reports that the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games will be the most connected, wired, interactive Olympiad since the creation of the Olympic torch. There will be more than 700 hours of video-on-demand alone, in both French and English, thanks to a consortium of Canadian broadcasters and […]  More

TiVo Patents Closed Captions & Meta Data Analysis

By Michael Silbergleid www.zatznotfunny.com reports on TiVo’s latest patent–7,661,121–which gives TiVo the exclusive right to use existing closed caption and Enhanced Television (ETV) signaling data to create an interactive experience for their customers. The official title is “In-band data recognition and synchronization system.” You can read the story here (or click here for the patent): http://www.zatznotfunny.com/2010-02/tivo-patents-closed-captions-meta-data-analysis/  More

Sony Overturns Blu-ray Line With 3D-Ready BDP-S470, BDP-S570

By Michael Silbergleid www.gizmodo.com.au has a report on how Sony got serious about home-theatre Blu-ray at CES 2010, with a 3D, Wi-Fi, Netflix-powered monster with iPhone-app control. Sadly, the model they praised is now pointless. But two cheaper ones – the $US200 BDP-S470 and the $US250 BDP-S570 – are suddenly hot. Here’s why: http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2010/02/sony-overturns-blu-ray-line-with-3d-ready-bdp-s470-bdp-s570/  More

Cisco Offers Taste Of Tandberg Product Road Map

By Michael Silbergleid ChannelWeb reports that Cisco offered a number of details about what it plans to do with Tandberg’s videoconferencing product portfolio once Cisco’s acquisition and integration of the Norwegian company is completed. Want to know more? Visit http://www.crn.com/networking/222700495;jsessionid=H23XDZPLFFXZTQE1GHRSKHWATMY32JVN  More

Hotels' New-tech TVs Have Guests Fuming

By Michael Silbergleid As USA Today reports, hotels may have upgraded to the latest flat-screen TVs in their rooms, but their infrastructure is still so last century. There’s more at http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/travel/2010-02-09-businesstravel09_ST_N.htm  More

Fraunhofer Introduces Two New DTV-based Audio Technologies for Android

By Michael Silbergleid MobileBurn.com reports that Fraunhofer IIS, the company behind the MP3 format, today announced two new audio technologies, MPEG-4 HE-AAC v2 and MPEG Surround, for the Android platform. MPEG-4 HE-AAC v2 is typically used for digital television and internet radio sttreaming over 3G and WiFi. MPEG Surround will bring multi-channel support to devices […]  More