It's a good thing we all have our OTA antennas ready because we're going to need them to
enjoy the latest in HD entertainment: MovieBeam. Disney started testing this back in 2003 and now it looks like it's
ready to go and in HD to boot.
No firm release date yet It is availabe in some ares
now and Cisco's Linksys division is going to make the STB and both Cisco and Intel are helping to foot the bill. If
we're lucky there may even be Viiv support.
MovieBeam will be available in 23 cities and come preloaded with 100 films from most of the major studios. Considering the price of $200 plus a monthly and per movie fee, I wonder how many people are going to take advantage of this, not to mention how this will effect our OTA HD that we love so much. They are distributing the content with datacasting and I can only imagine where they are getting the wireless bandwidth from. Now we just need one to test in the HDBeat labs. This should be interesting to watch develop.