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    Default Forget Freeview! Video on demand on the web is where its at..

    According to Vint Cerf - the father of the net.
    Vint Cerf, aka the godfather of the net, predicts the end of TV as we know it
    Thirty years ago he helped create a technology that has revolutionised millions of lives around the world. But yesterday the man known as the "godfather of the net" laid out his vision of where our online future might be, including a time when we download entire TV series in seconds - and even surf the web from Mars.

    Talking at the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival, Vint Cerf - one of the handful of researchers who helped build the internet in the 1970s - said that the television industry would change rapidly as it approached its "iPod moment".
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    Default Re: Forget Freeview! Video on demand on the web is where its at..

    "In Japan you can already download an hour's worth of video in 16 seconds," he said. "And we're starting to see ways of mixing information together ... imagine if you could pause a TV programme and use your mouse to click on different items on the screen and find out more about them."
    Meanwhile in NZ we struggle to send and receive email....

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    Default Re: Forget Freeview! Video on demand on the web is where its at..

    Given that I am getting 40.2 KB/s while downloading the iWork '08 trial at the moment, I would say New Zealand is a very, very long way away from video on demand being an option.

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    Default Re: Forget Freeview! Video on demand on the web is where its at..

    I did mine during the day and got an average of 450KB ps

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    Default Re: Forget Freeview! Video on demand on the web is where its at..

    Im quite interested in net TV, I have the hadrware, just like everyone else, paying good money for slugish speeds.
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    Default Re: Forget Freeview! Video on demand on the web is where its at..

    Thank Deane and Gattung for that ! (and greedy shareholders)

    And us for not making enough noise in the man stream media !

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    Default Re: Forget Freeview! Video on demand on the web is where its at..

    Net TV. The same crap that NZ TV networks show now with the usual months of delay. The only way I would look at Net TV is that I can access US and UK programs the week that they are shown there..
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    Default Re: Forget Freeview! Video on demand on the web is where its at..

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