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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Passive audience
by trenchsol on Wed 21st Jul 2010 12:05 UTC
trenchsol
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2006-12-07

Major part of TV audience are passive watchers. Even the electronic program guide, offered by some providers, in order to browse the channels, is too complicated for many. I don't see any future in making TV more interactive, similar to smartphone or web browser. No, there is no money in that.

BTW, many people (like me) don't need a smartphone most of the time. There are situations when I wished I had one, but those were rare occasions, so, why bother with another gadget.

I think that TV providers should stream MPEG or something and TV sets should have a built in interface for decoding it. So, one could have a choice to plug either satellite antenna or ethernet or some other cable into TV set, or watch TV on the computer screen.

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