Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Feb 2013 14:15 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes "LG said today it was acquiring WebOS from Hewlett-Packard, with the intention to use the operating system not for its mobile phones, but in its smart televisions. With the deal, LG obtains the source code for WebOS, related documentation, engineering talent, and related WebOS Web sites. LG also gets HP licenses for use with its WebOS products, and patents HP obtained from Palm. The financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed." Completely and utterly pointless. Smart TVs are a dead end. The TV should just remain a dumb receiver for input - whether from a computer or console via cables, or wirelessly from a smartphone or tablet. Our phones and tablets are already smart so TVs don't have to be.
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Disagree with you here Thom
by Alfman on Mon 25th Feb 2013 15:15 UTC
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There's definitely a reason to have smart tvs.

Just the other day I wanted to play video from my camera, but I ended up not doing it because I couldn't be bothered to find a cable to hook up the camera's proprietary composite output connector. I cannot count how many times I've wanted to stream movies off of my NAS. The Wii does network streaming but it's locked to commercial streaming services, same deal with the roku. I'm not asserting no devices can do it, or could be hacked to do it, but I do think it's about time such functionality be incorporated into TVs.

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