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HTPCentric 06: The Future of Content Acquisition

HTPCentric 06: The Future of Content AcquisitionDo you stream, record or watch live?  No matter how you consume your content, most of us can agree that the landscape is changing in regards to how content is pushed to our homes.  Streaming is becoming more prevalent.  More devices support it and as bandwidth penetration continues to grow, more people are turning to the internet for their TV.  How long will it be until we’re all consuming TV through the internet and will that full transition ever happen?

That’s what Ben Drawbaugh and Andrew Van Til are here to discuss this month.  These guys recently had an in depth Twitter discussion (if that’s even possible!) along these lines and we asked them to join us this month to flesh it out.  A lot of great discussion awaits you!

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Adam Thursby

Adam Thursby is the founder and creator of The Digital Media Zone.


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  • I want to like this show more than I do. The topics of conversation seem like they should be engaging, but it always seems more like a bunch of really smart guys getting together to talk about stuff they already know than a show that tries to educate listeners. The show often goes off topic, seems long, and is regularly littered with technical jargon and abbreviations without context, definition, or explanation. Two months ago you got lost in a 30 minute discussion about the technical intricacies of hardware video encoding that was like banging your head against the wall. In this particular installment, listeners may ask: what is “linear programming” or what is DLNA and *why* is that supposedly so great? I understand most of what you're riffing about, but I don't feel like you provide adequate context or explanation. Ben was a welcome, refreshing addition in this last episode, and I hope you can include him more frequently. He speaks at a level that consumers can understand and relate to. That said, I still think that Adam needs to moderate the panel more and draw out definitions, explanations, and contextual relevance of the more technical points in the discussion.