Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 18th Jul 2010 09:32 UTC
Multimedia, AV I'm a couch potato. There, I've said it. I love sitting down and watching sci-fi movies, like any good geek would. And this is an (almost religious) action that hasn't changed for many, many, years. But I feel that we're in for a surprise soon. The way we watch TV and access content is about to change. TV watching will at last arrive into the 21st Century, and the technology giants will be there to duke it out for the reins of this new industry.
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by Nycran on Sun 18th Jul 2010 12:27 UTC
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I'm looking forward to emergence of solid IPTV. The idea of being able to watch any show or movie at any time from anywhere in world is pretty attractive.

Here in Australia data would be one of the big stumbling blocks. If my rather rough calculations are correct, assuming 3gb per hour of TV and an average usage of 3 hours per day, I'd need 270Gb per month just for TV. Most people here are still on 20GB or less plans.

Would the networks come to a standstill if there was mainstream data consumption on this level.

I'm thinking this kind of revolution might be another decade off, and within that time we might see a strong play for 3D TV which adds another dimension (pun intended) to the landscape.

Edited 2010-07-18 12:29 UTC

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