Short Video Short Video Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) is a system where a digital television service is delivered using Internet Protocol over a network infrastructure, which may include delivery by a broadband connection. Hulu, Youtube, any other site with video is a form of IPTV.
Similar to cable services For residential users, IPTV is often provided in conjunction with Video on Demand and may be bundled with Internet services such as Web access and VoIP.
How does IPTV work? IPTV uses a two-way digital broadcast signal (sent through a switched telephone or cable network by way of a broadband connection and a set-top box programmed with software (much like a cable or DSS box) that can handle viewer requests to access many available media sources.
The Set Top Box The viewer's TV connects to a Set Top Box (STB) that decodes the IP video and converts it into standard television signals. The STB is the gateway to an IP video switching system. The Switched Video Service (SVS) system allows viewers to access broadcast network channels, subscription services, and movies on demand. The consumer can access different media by using the television remote to send control commands to the SVS. The unit processes the request and displays the requested media type. Though there are many possible media sources, only one video channel is utilized in the process.
AT&T UverseVerizon FiOS Cheaper To Implement Uses Fiber To Node Allows 4 programs to be recorded at once. Only One Channel Accessed at one time. (per feed) Set Top Box Microsoft TV IPTV software. Cisco Hardware Packages Start @ 29.99 up to 99.99 a month. No Intro rates No contracts Total Home DVR (all TV have access to DVR Recordings) Most Expensive to Implement Fiber To Home (expensive) Delivers TV the same way cable does. Set Top Box Motorola Software and hardware (bugs) Intro Rates and Contracts.
Verizon will Loose 6 Billion By time they are finished building the infrastructure. AT&T will have 30 Million Users By 2010. Essay: How many feeds can the AT&T Uverse IPTV system carry at one time? How are they broken down between standard definition, high definition and DVR recordings?
You can find this information in my paper! Answer: 4 Feeds at all Times 2 Standard Definition 2 High Definition The Impacts on the DVR 1. Recording 1 HD channel Takes 2 feeds 2. Recording 3 SD channels you cannot watch HD Channel as you need 2 feeds and you only have one left. 3. If you have 4 SD or 2 HD channels Recording and you want to watch TV you either have to watch what’s being recorded or watch what’s already been recorded. This is the same even if you are not recording a program.