+What Mark Cuban is Missing About HDTV & What We are Missing from Mark Cuban
Robert Scoble on HDTV: "Hey, I know he’s a billionaire. Owns the Dallas Mavericks. And invested in an HD movie company. I can still teach him something. Today he said that it’ll be a long time before your PC will connect to an HDTV because your PC doesn’t have the right connections. I say that’s poppycock."
I think Scoble is totally right on. Poppycock.
It's already out-of-the box. With fiber optics now avail in Long Island and expected to be in Manhattan next year along with the iTV from Apple in January, I'd say 2007 will see some sparks at least. Xbox HD anyone?
RSS media enclosures are ideal for this kind of transition. Rocketboom is recorded in 1080i and distributed in 720p. It looks beautiful. Better than local network news on the same TV. The demand for this file type is on the rise. We already have four points of iHD distribution.
Meanwhile, I was rooting for Dan Rather's come back, but his reports are only available via subscription TV and I'm usually busy at 7pm on Tuesdays. The network would probably do better if you could watch online too.
What's happening here is that Dan Rather has become a tool; now all of that work he puts into stories is stifled because the greater cause is driving traffic to Cuban's obscure business. Not that this is wrong, it's just sad because Dan Rather of all people should not be caged up like this.
It reminds me of Michael Eisner's show which debuted and crashed this year on NBC with an audience of only 95,000 (less than Rocketboom). The show probably would have made it if it were distributed online as well.