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High-Tech Toys for Your TV: Secrets of TiVo™, Xbox by Steven D. Kovsky

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Chapter 7. Intelligent Audio—Teaching Your Stereo New Tricks

Overview of Audio IEDs

Computerized home audio players have arrived, although they have not yet received quite the hero’s welcome that video and gaming IEDs have enjoyed.

That could change rapidly as new service and distribution models come into play, including new satellite, broadband cable, and telephony-based subscription audio services.

Before taking off on an exploration of where audio IEDs are headed, it’s time to take a snapshot of where they are today and how they got there.

The Basics

You probably learned in high school that sound, like light, travels in waves. However, science class might have omitted what happens to sound waves when they become “digitized” and placed on a compact ...

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