Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Because Comcast has switched to the digital format, the company now offers many features that they did not offer before. The electronic program guide is a basic and very useful feature that is now being offered, as are parental controls. Some of the more advanced features that use digital technology are much more exciting, such as HDTV, On Demand programming, and the DVR. All of these features are meant to seriously enhance the television viewing experience by using the most cutting edge technologies.
On Demand television and the DVR are both part of the same trend towards more viewer control over television viewing. It only makes sense that as people get busier and free time is at more of a premium that the demand for more viewing flexibility would grow. This is what is making both On Demand and the digital video recorder so popular. Comcast offers both of these technologies ensuring that its customers can fit the television to their schedules instead of the other way around.
Digital Video Switching is perhaps the most exciting new technology out there. While still in its inception, this technology is promising to circumvent all of the problems associated with bandwidth limitations. Especially as high definition television takes up a larger percentage of all television viewed, having the ability to digital switch video will give Comcast an advantage over all other television providers. While other television providers will struggle with providing enough programming over limited bandwidth, Comcast should be able to offer up to thousands of channels to its customers without any limitations. This technology combined with other technologies such as On Demand, should make future television very interesting and flexible.
Though technology cannot solve every world problem, it makes it a lot easier to get great entertainment and more choices. Comcast's embracement of the newest technologies is bringing great options to its customers and ensuring the maximum number of choices.