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[6]: other players
by nt_jerkface on Mon 19th Jul 2010 00:38 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: other players"
nt_jerkface
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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.


Using an HDTV as a secondary browser is one thing but I don't think that means it makes sense to pack all the hardware inside the television.

Set-top boxes and Blu-ray players already have cpus that are better for browsing and streaming. I think it makes more sense to have a magic black box in the living room that can do everything and can be upgraded every few years without having to buy a new HDTV. Everything is going to standardize around 720p and 1080p so people are not going to be interested in buying a new 50" HDTV just so they can browse the web and stream movie rentals.

As for general purpose computing in the living room I don't see that happening anytime soon. I think people will continue to view televisions as entertainment devices and general computing as something that takes place on a laptop or desktop.

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