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]: Been done before?
by indieinvader on Mon 19th Jul 2010 15:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Been done before?"
indieinvader
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2009-08-11

Sorry, but that sounds terribly frightening!

I may sound old fashioned but I prefer my technology dumb. I don't want my devices to do things *for* me, I want them to make it easier for me to do the things that *I* want to do! Sure, I can agree that TVs need to move into the 21st century. Anyone can see that the providers are, for the most part, using an outdated delivery model. But I don't think we need to have an always on plug into the internet that turns *itself* on. Sure, its convenient but current TVs and computers offer the option to turn them off, permanently if you so desire, and I find that very appealing.

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I'd also like to mention that I'm not against technology in most ways, (I probably wouldn't be reading OSnews if I was) I'm a web developer and IT guy so I've worked with my fair share of technology.
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RE[3]: Been done before?
by Eugenia on Mon 19th Jul 2010 19:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Been done before?"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

>I don't want my devices to do things *for* me, I want them to make it easier for me to do the things that *I* want to do!

Excuse me, but there would always be a setting to turn that functionality OFF. I mean, come on. When I wrote that comment, did you somehow thought that it would not be possible to use your smart TV "the old way"?

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RE[4]: Been done before?
by TheGZeus on Mon 19th Jul 2010 22:17 in reply to "RE[3]: Been done before?"
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2010-05-19

>I don't want my devices to do things *for* me, I want them to make it easier for me to do the things that *I* want to do!

Excuse me, but there would always be a setting to turn that functionality OFF. I mean, come on. When I wrote that comment, did you somehow thought that it would not be possible to use your smart TV "the old way"?

I wonder if people ever thought that the vendor of their devices would decide if/what/when/how they could use them.
"Nah, of course not! That would be insane and evil!" is not now, nor ever will be good enough. We have to stay on guard.

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