There are any number of incompatible hardware and software approaches to interactive
audio/visual media. QUICKSCAN is the only one that starts with an installed base of millions of VCRs worldwide, capable of
limited interactivity. Advanced modes and platforms can be rapidly grafted onto this base from Day One.
By entering the 'food chain' at the level of video fields and frames, QUICKSCAN cuts across NTSC, SECAM,
PAL, HDTV and presumably new progressive scan systems without the need for multiple forms of hardware or new analog standards
3. Streaming Broadband?
When the global infrastructure of broadband networks, suitable hardware,
software and services is finally in place, what will differentiate it from today's Television signal QUICKSCAN-indexed, and
buffered on a digital video recorder with 'go-to'functions?
4. Display vs. Classified
Display ads, or their
electronic counterparts--television commercials--are threatened by timeshifted media because they interfere with the enjoyment
of program content.
Classified ads are avidly sought out by users, and any system that brings better quality, more visual
ads at a cheaper cost, has a bright future.
5. Millions of users simultaneously.
Because the content or 'database'
is timeshift-downloaded to the user's platform, any number can access the content without congesting networks and ports. System
costs can be reduced. Feedback can be asynchronous via alternate means.