HDTV and digital-video-recorder technology are making just a big a splash on
the hotel space as they are in cable.
At a hotel entertainment convention this week in New Orleans, LodgeNet
Entertainment Corp. is showcasing HDTV with Zenith Electronics Corp.
"LodgeNet and Zenith have developed a standards-based solution that delivers
HDTV programming over the hotel's existing coaxial cable network, displaying a
picture quality many guests have never seen before," said David Bankers, senior
vice president of product and technology for LodgeNet, in a prepared
Zenith said the set-top it's offering to LodgeNet integrates ATSC (Advanced
Television Systems Committee) digital HDTV and traditional analog NTSC (National
Television Systems Committee) programming on LodgeNet's
At the same show, On Command Corp. was exhibiting its "Motion Control,"
system, which will allow guests to pause, fast-forward, rewind and save
video-entertainment selections for up to 24 hours.