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 Jon Dough on Sun 18th Jul 2010 21:40 UTC
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Eugenia wrote:

"[A] conclusion I reached through my recent experience with Netflix and Hulu Plus on my Sony PS3. [...] The only thing that's missing from the new experience is Live TV (e.g. sports). [...] [T]here's always the solution of an aerial antenna for these few times that you might want to watch Live TV. The bottom line is: it's much cheaper, it's on-demand, it's interactive, and it's offered via a modern user experience."

My stepson is already doing this. He has his HDTV, a DSL account, a PS3, a laptop, a home network, and an antenna for over-the-air HDTV channels. He doesn't miss paid broadcast providers at all.

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