VOOM has been capturing headlines for so long at one point they were considered vaporware, but their nascent HDTV network offers 30-something channels of HD content and a host of other standard satellite channels.
But they've got some killer hardware coming out. Check out this VOOM Demo Video.
It'll center around a HD DVR with networking that will allow to view content from any monitor in the house. They do this with a thin client network box on each of your other TVs.
It's a great way to organize DVR content at home. Personally I've never had more than one TV in the house, but if I did, I would find the use of multiple TiVos within one house to be kind of silly. Instead, viewing your main DVR as more of a home server that all can access is the way to go.
The demo shows off how well their prototypes can do this. You can independently stream the same video to multiple locations in the house, all over IP. My only worry is how much network bandwidth this would require to stream HD content to multiple places using the same wired or wireless network. The other really cool feature they show off is the "move to another room" option. So if you're watching a movie in the living room, choose to move to the bedroom, you can turn that TV on and see the movie paused on the very last frame you looked at downstairs.
It's great to see this much innovation in a single new product, though I can't wait to see what the Hollywood industries have to say about this wicked cool technology. [thanks Greg]