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: other players
by Eugenia on Sun 18th Jul 2010 10:16 UTC in reply to "other players"
Eugenia
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2005-06-28

>Sony is building more and more cleverness in their tv's, wouldn't that make a diff here?

No, because if that Sony solution is Sony-only, then it's pretty much useless. Having some access to youtube, or even Netflix, doesn't cut it. What's required is a full platform, with developer tools, and compatibility across all ranges of new TVs.

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RE[2]: other players
by superstoned on Sun 18th Jul 2010 12:34 in reply to "RE: other players"
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2005-07-07

True, true. Yet, they're going in this direction - and are probably building on linux. At some point, it might open up, esp if the foss world comes up with cool solutions like MeeGo and Plasma MediaCenter, right?

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RE[2]: other players
by Kroc on Sun 18th Jul 2010 16:29 in reply to "RE: other players"
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2005-11-10

In the Google TV announcement, Google said that they were working with Sony to make TVs with Google-TV built in. If so, it’s the first clue Sony have had in a long time;

1. Buy Sony latop

2. Reformat

They’re kings of proprietary media crap.

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RE[2]: other players
by nt_jerkface on Sun 18th Jul 2010 18:45 in reply to "RE: other players"
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2009-08-26


What's required is a full platform, with developer tools, and compatibility across all ranges of new TVs.


Required for who? Here we go again with geeks thinking that electronics should be designed around the needs of 1% of the population.

HDTV companies will likely cut deals with content providers like Netflix and Hulu to lower the cost of production. If you want your HDTV to do more then build an HTPC.

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RE[3]: other players
by Eugenia on Sun 18th Jul 2010 18:55 in reply to "RE[2]: other players"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

Oh, yes, this is definitely it. Uh huh.

This is what people were saying before the iPhone: "who needs a PDA-like phone? Only geeks care about that stuff. Normal consumers just want to make a call.".

And then the whole thing exploded in their face.

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RE[2]: other players
by lemur2 on Tue 20th Jul 2010 12:37 in reply to "RE: other players"
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2007-02-17

>Sony is building more and more cleverness in their tv's, wouldn't that make a diff here?

No, because if that Sony solution is Sony-only, then it's pretty much useless. Having some access to youtube, or even Netflix, doesn't cut it. What's required is a full platform, with developer tools, and compatibility across all ranges of new TVs.


In Australia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Broadband_Network

http://www.telstra.com.au/tbox/index.html

http://m.zdnet.com.au/linux-to-conquer-oz-via-t-box-android-3393035...

http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/hometech/telstra-tbox-takes-the-...

This will work perfectly well with the ordinary HD TV that you could buy today.

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