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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RE: Got to agree about smart TVs
by roblearns on Mon 25th Feb 2013 16:32 UTC in reply to "Got to agree about smart TVs"
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Well - I use an antenna and I change the channel.

I think you are mistaken, if you use an antenna, you had to buy a new tv - or at least a converter box, because tv channels are no longer broadcast in analog - at least in the U.S.

So, yeah, I bought a new TV and I use antenna, and why not, in digital you get crystal clear reception in HD - and for free.

I supplement that with Netflix - because I like movies and shows on demand - but yeah - not sure why the assumption about antenna users not buying tv's.

I definately buy new tv's because my antenna usage is just to pick up the high quality free stuff - I also purchase, I admit still DVD, not blu-ray, new movies and enjoy watching paid content as well.

I may switch to blu-ray or may just do Apple tv - don't know yet, the thing about blu-ray is I'm into a lot of foreign language movies that just haven't come out on blu-ray.

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