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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Traditional Broadcasting is Dying
by marcus0263 on Sun 18th Jul 2010 17:24 UTC
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TV's are becoming more and more just a monitor. Sure there are some all in one units and others like my Plasma I have some basic Internet functionality, but I never use it other than firmware updates. I threw off the yoke of Cable/Satellite years ago, the obscene amount of advertising along with quality sucked for what you paid for. Now I only do DVD's only and have a Roku box which more and more people are doing.

The Roku is outstanding, I get my streaming content from Netflix and a number of other "channels" both free and subscription based.

So in summary TV's are and will continue to advance in technology but how the media is delivered is evolving. Big Corporate Entertainment/Broadcasting is a dinosaur, they just don't know it's dead yet.

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