Zatz Not Funny: Amazon VOD HD, Adobe Flash on TV, bandwidth caps, Moxi HD DVR pricing

A periodic roundup of relevant news from our friends at Zatz Not Funny


Amazon VOD in HD finally arrives (Roku & TiVo)

Dave Zatz: Two years after launching “Unbox” on TiVo (~$250), Amazon (AMZN) has finally rolled out HD video on demand. Early reports from various sources indicate excellent quality.

Adobe’s Flash-y set-top demo at the NAB Show

Mari Silbey: Adobe’s announcement to bring Flash to the living room is undoubtedly the biggest news out of this year’s NAB show. While much of the focus of the annual event put on by the National Association of Broadcasters goes to the business of producing content, there are always a few flashy tech demos in the mix as well.

Bandwidth caps: round 27

Mari Silbey: Get used to it. We’re going to be talking about bandwidth caps for a long time to come. To sum up the latest happenings, Time Warner Cable sparked fresh outrage with the recent news that it would be testing consumption-based billing beyond Beaumont Texas.

Digeo to unveil Moxi payment plans

Dave Zatz: Later this week, Digeo will unveil two interest-free Moxi HD DVR ($799, no fees) payment plans. While I would have preferred to see a straight up price cut, this may may reduce the sticker shock for some and/or make the device more accessible.

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