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[2]: other players
by nt_jerkface on Sun 18th Jul 2010 18:45 UTC in reply to "RE: other players"
nt_jerkface
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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[4]: other players
by nt_jerkface on Sun 18th Jul 2010 20:11 in reply to "RE[3]: other players"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

PDA phones were an obvious and natural progression given that both PDAs and phones already existed.

I think there will definitely be an embedded media OS battle in the near future but it will be spread across a range of devices including blu-ray players and receivers. As for that battle resulting in a standardized platform for developers......not likely.

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