[opendtv] Re: The End of TV as We Know It

  • From: Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 12:33:16 -0500

At 8:42 AM -0800 12/13/04, Kon Wilms wrote:
>On Mon, 2004-12-13 at 09:30 -0500, Craig Birkmaier wrote:
>>  The author knew exactly what he was taking about, but he did not
>>  describe it precisely. In essence, there are two segments of the IP
>>  network that are used to get packets into the home. The first link is
>>  between the head-end and the neighborhood router. IF ANYONE in the
>>  can connect your home directly to the correct channels right in the
>>  central office, if they so desire, or they can mimic what the cable
>>  guys are doing, by putting routers out in the neighborhoods. And both
>>  can also put servers into the neighborhoods to deal with on-demand
>>  packets that a re heavily used.
>You spent 3 paragraphs describing the concept of multicast session
>pruning, which I had already noted. Sure you aren't the author? :)
Sorry, I misunderstood what you were saying.

We are in agreement.

I was not really challenging you, but trying to explain to Bert, who 
you were responding to, why this approach makes sense in application 
like cable, and fiber to the neighborhood/curb.

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