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XStreamHD is the videophile's digital distribution dream, but a dream is what it has remained for almost three years. The bad news is the 1TB Whole Home Media Server and clients aren't shipping yet, but the good news is one of the big studios has signed a deal with XStreamHD to distribute titles da...

July 14th 2010 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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We've been following XStreamHD for a few years now and have often wondered if it would ever make it to market. One of the looming questions just got answered today though as the company has announced a deal to deliver 1080p HD movies via Echostar's AMC-16. This is a step in the right direction, but...

June 29th 2010 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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XStreamHD is going to be launching in a few months so of course we stopped by the booth to get a quick look. The user interface is modern and sleek with a focus on cover art -- it seemed snappy from our brief time with it. One thing we missed when we let you know about the ability to pre-order is t...

January 11th 2010 at 12:34pm 0 Comments
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No we can't believe it either, but it actually looks like we can take XstreamHD off the vaporware list in a few months. Now there are no guarantees in life, but starting today you can pay $25 for the right to one of the first XstreamHD systems off the assembly line. The reminder of the $399 bill wi...

January 7th 2010 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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XStreamHD picked the Satellite 2009 show (aren't you mad you didn't go now? we are) to demonstrate its advanced graphical user interface, moving things just a bit closer to reality after finally having some satellite delivered 1080p to show us at CES in January. A content parter or two would go eve...

March 31st 2009 at 2:24am 0 Comments
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So the XStreamHD presser isn't until Friday, but we stopped by the booth at CES to check up on what the company's been up to for the past year. After all, our interest has been piqued by the recent satellite connectivity test. Luckily for our camera (but sadly for content), there's been a solid emp...

January 9th 2009 at 6:10am 0 Comments
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XStreamHD didn't quite make its planned October 2008 launch, but movies, music and games beamed down via satellite in high bitrate 1080p with lossless audio is a bit more real, now that the company has actually tested its vaunted delivery system. Other than confirming its FSS (Fixed Satellite Servi...

December 17th 2008 at 6:29pm 0 Comments
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When we last heard from XStreamHD, the company had grand plans on streaming movies via satellite to some boxes with great looking specs, Michael Douglas and a non-functional CES booth that failed to impress. Now we see that the company has licensed ARC audio processing for Dolby Digital Plus decodi...

October 5th 2008 at 11:43pm 0 Comments
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So we rolled into XStreamHD's booth hoping to get some more details on the newcomer to the HD satellite field. Lo and behold, we didn't find a lot of clues at the booth. The press conference announced a working demo of 1080p content at the booth, so we were more than a little crushed when we showed...

January 9th 2008 at 12:28am 0 Comments
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We just got a glimpse of the XStreamHD box to share. Details on the service are thin at this point, but here's some pictures of the hardware. Both the Media Library unit and the Media Receiver boxes are here in all their mysterious glory. With no studios signed on yet, our hopes for this setup are...

January 8th 2008 at 3:40pm 0 Comments
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While XStreamHD conference room isn't fancy, but based on the already released specs, we have high expectations -- and no we're not star struck by Michael Douglas.11:00AM - Still waiting, but they've announced we'll be starting in two minutes.

January 8th 2008 at 1:55pm 0 Comments