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 01:01 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: other players"
nt_jerkface
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The issue is also if everything is thrown in the television you're going to have a device that does 100 things half assed rather than a few core competencies very well.


Very true and we have certainly seen that in other devices.

Another downside is that you end up with multiple points of failure. One reason why I don't keep an HTPC in the living room is because I don't want a general purpose OS near my HDTV when I only use it for games and movies. It's overkill and would be more likely to have an issue than the OS in my 360 or Blu-ray player.

I work on general purpose systems all day long, when I turn on my HDTV it is going to get a signal from either the 360 or the Blu-ray player. There is no need for a general purpose OS to get involved in that process.

Edited 2010-07-19 01:02 UTC

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