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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RE[5]: other players
by HappyGod on Sun 18th Jul 2010 23:59 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: other players"
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PDA phones were an obvious and natural progression given that both PDAs and phones already existed.

Actually, I think that the TV turning into a computer-esque device is a more natural progression than the PDA/Phone scenario you described.

People have been talking about the all-singing, all-dancing box in the living room pretty much for ever, and I think it makes sense to integrate that into the TV. It's like everyone knows it's going to happen, but no one knows how; or when.

I think Eugenia is right though. It feels like it's close now. Here in Australia, Foxtel already have a product that does the media centre stuff (basically a TiVo for cable), and I definitely don't see it as a stretch to add iPhone-like functionality.

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