Zatz Not Funny: Asus Eee Top review, Streaming Media East, DISH online scheduling launches

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


Asus Eee Top

Hands on with the Asus Eee Top

Dave Zatz: Being a fan (conceptually) of the Audrey and Icebox computing appliances of lore, I placed the 15.6″ all-in-one PC in our kitchen. Where I believe it belongs.

Perspectives on TV from Streaming Media East

Mari Silbey: I skated into the Streaming Media East show just in time to catch the “Online Video and Set-Top Boxes” session. The panel included representatives from TiVo, Showtime, Motorola (my employer), and Verizon.

Ranting on a-la-carte

Mari Silbey: There continues to be a perception that we’re inevitably moving to an all-a-la-carte TV model… and that somehow that’s a good thing. However, I believe it’s short-sighted.

DISH’s (Slingified) online scheduling launches

Dave Zatz: DISH has joined other DVR vendors (DirecTV, Verizon, TiVo, Moxi) by (officially) launching online scheduling. While TiVo was a pioneer in this space, they’ve begun to lag as others provide a direct connection for interactive conflict resolution and to view listings of recorded shows or scheduled recordings.

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