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[6]: other players
by phoenix on Mon 19th Jul 2010 22:30 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: other players"
phoenix
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It doesn't make sense to include a full-blown computer into the TV. It makes a lot more sense to have a full-blown computer sitting next to the TV with a simple audio/video link between them.

What's next? I have to buy my TV from the cable company, as they've locked it down to only work with their setup? I have to buy my TV from Netflix in order to have it work with Netflix?

Keep TVs dumb devices. Put all the smarts in a small little box next to it.

The only people who will "win" from integating everything into the TV ... are the TV makers.

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