HD Trailer Tuesday series that the 1080p videos look stellar. MatrixStream uses H.264 (or MPEG-4, Part 10) compression to keep the picture quality up and the file size & bandwidth required down. Trials of the new 1080p set-top box start this month and a consumer roll-out is slated for the end of Q1. Hey, MatrixStream: we've got broadband and a space next to our HD set if you're interested!
If you want to catch a video of the Mac mini-looking device in action, flush your broadband pipes and grab the 70MB WMV file here. Ironically, the video is 640 x 480, but we forgive 'em. The VOD functionality looks really snappy in the demo.