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Zeit für einen Zwischenstand im iTV David / Goliath – Zwischenstand. Werde mich vielleicht von User Vishnudas im Hinblick auf seine outstanding WO – Tabellentechnik beraten lassen, um das Ganze tabellarisch zu visualisieren. Fürs Erste profan. Angesprochen bisher:

1. Die Met@box AG ( iTV Phoenix: 270 - 720 US $ )
2. NOKIA
3. SONY ( nur Spielkonsole PS 2 DM 869,-- / iTV Box Preis: $1499 Q. s. u.)
4. Microsoft ( Ziel: marginal günstiger als Sony )
5. PACE MICRO TECHNOLOGY
6. Siemens Fujitsu ( diffus, jedenfalls über DM 2500,-- )
7. Multimedia Technologies ( DM 2400,-- )
8. Galaxis Technologie AG
9. SCIENTIFIC ATLANTA
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Vorrangig noch zu besprechen sind m. E.:

A. Philips
B. Panasonic ( TV s z.T. oben SFA Koop )
C. Netgem SA
D. Motorola
Cipher – Reihe u.a. ( Durch Übernahme des US-Marktführers General Instrument Gi, USA Nr. 1 vor SFA )
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Hinzu kommen auch kleinere Anbieter und Supplier. Diesbezügliches Info – Material wäre natürlich hilfreich. Thx.
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Eine Bilanz zur Lieferbarkeit von iTV – Lösungen wurde v. e. Zt. in Australien gezogen:

Makers will miss digital deadline

Set-top box manufacturers yesterday maintained they were unable ;) to produce the boxes for the start of digital TV on January 1, despite a move by the free-to-air industry to accelerate the roll-out by underwriting the first order.

The Nine, Ten and Seven Networks have called for expressions of interest for the manufacture of the boxes, with open-access systems also able to provide Internet access and decode digital TV signals.

That would enable TV viewers to access the Internet and view datacasting and enhanced services such as multi-view camera angles.

An inability to source boxes will mean the networks will be broadcasting high-definition (cinema quality) TV signals and other services without anyone able to view them.

Sony Australia`s product manager for TV and home video, Alex Streeter, said Sony was unable ;) to fulfil the networks` request by January 1.

He expected to be retailing boxes for about $1499 ( ehrgeizig... ) within the first half of 2001 ;) , but decisions must still be made on box standards before manufacturing could proceed.

"Until that`s there and we have the final specifications confirmed we can`t give an exact date, but we are still targeting the first half of next year," he said.

The Australian and New Zealand manager of Nokia Multi-Media terminals, Bruce Webb, also said his company would not have boxes available by January.

"Depending on what the specification is, we can come up with a time frame for when we can supply boxes, but we wouldn`t be in a position to supply them on January 1," he said. ( Laut obigen Berichten wirds Ende 2001 )

But he was pleased the networks said they wanted the boxes to provide Internet access.

"That will really differentiate digital TV from analog, giving it something to hang its hat on," he said.

Panasonic general manager Ross Henderson did not believe it would produce any boxes ;) , and its first offering would instead be an analogue TV with digital decoding equipment integrated within the television set ( Koop mit SFA s. o ) .

"They won`t be getting them (boxes) from us," he said.

Apart from the standards issue, he said there were legal questions surrounding the downloading of software to boxes.

He also doubted that there were any reasons for consumers to buy a box. ( Right ! Daher Änderung der Strategie von Retail zu Konsortien zB bei Mbox schon vor über einem Jahr )

"The subscription operators have a subsidised box (business) model so they can get it into the home because if the consumer has to pay for it they won`t buy it," he said.

Mr Henderson said Panasonic was likely ;) to have the integrated digital TV sets in the market by June next year.

A Philips spokesman would say only that it had indicated an interest ( Who not ?? ) in filling the order. ( By JANE SCHULZE 11 October 2000 Q.: Quelle: http://www.theage.com.au/bus/20001011/A43094-2000Oct10.html, Thx SUNSEEKER )
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Auch dieser Artikel dokumentiert m.E. wieder einmal, dass TV – Anstalten, Kabelbetreiber, Banken, Länder u. v. m. iTV vorantreiben wollen. Dass aber die technischen Lösungen noch nicht ( in gr. Stückzahlen ) bereit stehen. Was die Codi schrieb: „Im Geschäft von Scientific Atlanta ist die Nachfrage größer als das Angebot“ gilt nicht nur für SFA sondern vielmehr insgesamt für den iTV Markt.

m. E. ein Trend – Pulverfass. Bei Funken Flächenbrand.

Gruß pd

 
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Autor (Datum des Eintrages): Placido-Domingo  (15.01.01 08:58:53)
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