Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Nov 2011 22:17 UTC
Multimedia, AV "Yesterday, Logitech hosted an Analyst and Investor Day and during his remarks, CEO Guerrino De Luca pulled absolutely no punches in describing the 'mistakes' the company made with its Logitech Revue Google TV set top box. Calling the company's Christmas 2010 launch 'a mistake of implementation of a gigantic nature', De Luca told investors that the company had 'brought closure to the Logitech Revue saga' by making plans to let inventory run out this quarter and that there are 'no plans to introduce another box to replace Revue'."
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A Change Is Waiting
by tony on Sun 13th Nov 2011 12:53 UTC
tony
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2005-07-06

Like a small but growing number of people, I've abandoned cable for an Internet-only setup. With Internet, Cable/HDDVR, Phone (I need a land line), it was approaching $200 a month, and that's without HBO/Showtime, and 98% of the channels I never watch (seriously, Cartoon Network, SciFI, BBC America, Comedy Central is 95% of what I watch).

AppleTV is my current choice, because it works well with the content I already have and it's super easy. I don't rip anything (I haven't bought a DVD or Bluray in a long time), and I'm not interested in searching around for Torrents. Between that and Netflix (super easy interface for Netflix on the AppleTV) I barely noticed I don't have cable.

Youtube support could be better (not everything shows up in search), but it's way better than my Samsung BluRay player's interface.

It's clear this is the way content will be viewed in the future, but the future is being held up by cable companies and traditional TV models. It'll be a while before it happens unfortunately. I give up quite a bit (not everything is available via iTunes or Amazon).

Amazon, not Google, is the company in the best position to pull something like this off. Given Netflix's current troubles, I wouldn't be surprised if Amazon bought them.

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