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Could Pioneer’s SyncTV Service Hit All the Right Buttons?



image Having taken a quick look at Pioneer Electronics announced online TV platform SyncTV, I’m pretty excited about it.

Here’s what Reuters says the new service will offer:

  • Monthly subscription fees of $2 to $4, or;
  • Buy single episodes instead at $2 per episode
  • Videos will offer surround-sound
  • Resolution will be at least DVD-quality with some in HD
  • Can be transferred to portable devices (except iPod)
  • Will work with Windows and Macs

SyncTV won’t be ready until January and hasn’t yet disclosed which content partners it has lined up.

I like that I can pay a reasonable monthly fee and get DVD/HD quality content that I can move from computer, to TV, to portable player. The biggest question is what video content will SyncTV offer? I’ve yet to find a single online video service that offers a large catalog of content.

  • http://www.podcastingnews.com/2007/11/19/synctv-offers-la-carte-premium-tv-subscriptions-based-open-standards/ James Lewin

    Andy

    I’m glad I’m not the only one jazzed by the potential of SyncTV. Everybody’s talking about the Kindle today, but SyncTV could be more interesting.

    I like that it’s open, multiplatform & allows for content portability. Your right, though, a lot of its future depends on what content becomes available.

  • http://www.minicix.com minicix

    if the content can be transformed to other devices then it must be DRM-free? SyncTV sounds like smart move, one day people will get bored of low quality youtube videos and enjoy high quality content produced by professionals on their Computers.

  • J

    Interesting. This is good especially for people who enjoy TV shows and don’t have time to sit and watch 30 minute episodes and then wait a week to see the next.