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8/26/2010 04:08 PM EDT
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Mark Wehrmeister
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re: Report sees 255M Web-ready TVs sold in 2014
Mark Wehrmeister   8/30/2010 2:53:15 AM
The TV is becoming nothing more than a big computer monitor that the family can all watch together. With the wide availability now of streaming movies and television many people just watch their entertainment on their own PCs, laptops, and mobile devices. The DVD format might be slowly becoming obsolete, but I don't think we will see the death of it for many, many years. After all, even though bandwidth to individual homes continues to increase making streaming possible in the first place, it has a long way to go before it catches up to the bandwidth of a car full of DVDs!

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re: Report sees 255M Web-ready TVs sold in 2014
junko.yoshida   8/26/2010 9:04:06 PM
I think this whole notion of Web-connected TV will become obsolete soon. Sure, many of us have had an experience -- say, a family sitting in a living room is watching TV, while one of the family members with a notebook PC opened, trying to show us something he found on the Net: "Hey, look at this!" It can be YouTube video clips or the past video shows now only available on the Internet. There are moments you wish you could get your TV connected to the Web. But the emphasis won't be so much on bringing the Web to TV; but it should be allowing you to search and watch what you want to watch now on TV -- whether that content resides on the Web, DVR or in broadcast. I know, maybe I drank too much koolaid talking to Sony on Google TV.

rick merritt
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re: Report sees 255M Web-ready TVs sold in 2014
rick merritt   8/26/2010 8:40:41 PM
What will you do with your Web-connected TV?

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